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The Land of Tequila

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ColonialCoinsUK

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Jalisco is the 3rd Mexican state added this month and is north of Chiapas and Campeche and more or less west of Mexico City, although the State is on the west coast Jalisco is lacking a major port. My knowledge of the State extends to the 1986 soccer World Cup with matches played in Guadalajara, the State capital – not sure why everyone here in the UK remembers that tournament.hm

Then there is Tequila, a major export for the State, and increasingly popular here in the UK but as I would rather have a beer than a cocktail it has been a while since I drank any!

This addition means that we are now up to 7 Mexican States and it also adds another bank to the ‘Impossible Set’.

1.   Chihuahua; 2.   Tamaulipas; 3.    Veracruz; 4.    Guerrero; 5.    Chiapas; 6.   Campeche; 7.   Jalisco

Impossible Set:-

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The note for this Set is from Banco de Jalisco Series 2 issue as I have not yet been able to acquire a nice example of one of the beautiful coloured notes (unusually this is back of the note) from Series 1:(. The bank was founded in 1897 with Bradbury Wilkinson & Co printing the first Set of notes, running from 50 centavos to 1000 pesos – this was a bit odd, as at the time, banks couldn’t issue notes of the less than 5 pesos and therefore the two smallest denominations were redundant. Fortunately, they were saved and when regulation changes allowed the issue of these lower denominations they entered circulation in 1914 alongside the ABNC printed Series 2 notes (1902 to 1914). The example of the 50 centavos in my collection is low grade and therefore doesn’t do the colours justice at all so will need to be upgraded at some point.:wishluck: The bank closed in 1915 joining the fate of many other State Banks following the post-Revolution financial reforms.

 

A specimen 5 pesos note from Series C (1908, S320, M385) of the ABNC printing represents the State and as the lowest denomination is one of the more readily available notes in high grade. Contemporary counterfeits of this note exist (S328, M386) with the easiest way to tell being that the name of the printer is not correct and they are often unsigned remainders. Some notes from the first two series, A and B, may also be found with Branch overprints for Tepic, Zamora and Zapotlan – even more scope for collectors!:bigsmile: Surprisingly, this note is the only one in the series, 5 to 1000 pesos, not to have a vignette (local scenes or an allegorical figure) on the front alongside the State Coat-of-Arms whereas all notes do share the same view of the centre of commerce, Guadalajara, on the back.

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Looks like you've made good progress on the Impossible set in March, although since you've given yourself a big selection of notes to chose from only adding a handful a month actually shows restraint. Something I'm severely lacking in at times, along with funds it seems as there are a lot great notes tempting me at the moment. xD

I was looking over the A.I.S. and was wondering why you went with moderns for some of the examples? Venezuela particularly caught my eye. Was this the time period you found most interesting, availability of examples, cost, etc.?

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On 4/1/2023 at 5:36 PM, Fenntucky Mike said:

since you've given yourself a big selection of notes to chose from only adding a handful a month actually shows restraint.

You give me too much credit xD I just find it very difficult to write the description of the bank and the note, either finding information or without it turning into an epic and I thought adding ~5 each month should be possible lol

On 4/1/2023 at 5:36 PM, Fenntucky Mike said:

I was looking over the A.I.S. and was wondering why you went with moderns for some of the examples? Venezuela particularly caught my eye. Was this the time period you found most interesting, availability of examples, cost, etc.?

I tend to buy what I like the look of at the time and whether I can afford it or not. This all started whilst putting another set together:ph34r: and Venzuela and a few other countries didn't really feature in that at all, and I have to balance 'missing banks' with examples from certain countries and issues that I am doing some more detailed research on. Over the last year or so I have tried adding examples from the earlier banks in Venezuela but there seems to be 2 or 3 collectors very active in this area resulting in extremely strong prices :whatthe: As there are so many other banks to add from across Latin America I expect adding these to Venezuela may have to wait a while.

More moderns may feature in the April additions - but the security features for some of the notes I was going to add means they don't scan doh!

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On 4/2/2023 at 4:49 AM, ColonialCoinsUK said:

More moderns may feature in the April additions - but the security features for some of the notes I was going to add means they don't scan doh!

I hate when that happens! The 2020 Zimbabwe issues, particularly, seem to give my printer/scanner heartburn, I had to give up and take pictures of those notes. 

 

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