Having added Chiapas to the ‘Mexican States’ list I can now add another southern state. Campeche, which borders both the Gulf of Mexico and Guatemala is the subject of this Journal Entry – it also adds another bank to the ‘Impossible Set’.
Impossible Set info at:-
Originally a province of Yucatan, Campeche became a separate state in the mid 1800’s following fundamental differences with decisions being taken in Merida, Yucatan. Campeche consists of a variety of terrains and like the surrounding states mix is a region rich in history with many Mayan archaeological sites. During the Mexican revolution various factions vied for control of the State due to its vital sea and land borders.
The note representing the state is a specimen example of the 10 pesos issued by the Banco de Campeche. This note is Series B indicating it was from the first printing in 1901, Series G would be second printing in 1906. Justice is represented by a female figure on the left of the front of the note, holding scales and a sword. The State coat of arms, which appears on all of the denominations, is in the centre. The back of all of the notes feature a central vignette of the view overlooking the harbour at Campeche – indicating the importance of trade and fishing to the economy of the state.