Nicaragua - American Bank Note Co.
1 Peso 1911 Issue (dated 1910) P44s

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Note Description: Nicaragua "SPECIMEN"
1 Peso 1910
Grade: 66 EPQ
Country: NIC
Note Number: NIC44s
- Printer: ABNC
Certification #: 1036087-033  
Owner: Love Collection
Sets Competing: Nicaragua - The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes  Score: 1117
Nicaragua - American Bank Note Co.  Score: 1117
Date Added: 7/28/2020
Research: See PMG's Census Report for this Note

Owner's Description

These notes for 1910 have two different signature varieties. The banknotes all feature Christopher Columbus on the obverse of the notes.

From what I could find these notes were originated through a contract from the Government with a wealthy businessman by the name of Alfredo Pellas (his descendants are still very prominent business owners running several successful businesses within Nicaragua including the famous Nicaraguan Rum Flor de CaƱa) on the 9th of January 1910. For the 1 Peso notes there was to be 1.25 million printed with a face value of 1,250,000 pesos.

There was an executive decree #122 on the 27th of March 1911 under the new government authorising to print the same amount of notes but this time they were printed with the signature new President Juan Estrada. Based on the serial numbers they continued this series from 1250000 through to 2500000.

Later some of these notes were overprinted in 1912 to have a new face value of 8 centavos (P51).

Christopher Columbus was of course the famous Italian explorer that mistakenly had discovered the Americas.

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