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$5 dos caritas - Norris Peters

First Norris Peters printing

400,000 notes printed by Norris Peters under the 18 July 1914 contract and dispatched on 29 August 1914. These are Series C, numbered 200001 to 600000, and have a circular black Tesorería seal and Type 2 horizontal control letters on back.

E-M F-A
F-V
L-H M-H R-H
R-M
S-T T-O
T-R
T-U
V-A(?) Y-A
E-A-B F-A-A J-E-R L-A-B M-C-H M-M-B
M-M-S R-G-G S-V-H T-O-O

Again, these were overprinted on more than one machine.

These controls would appear to have used the initials of leading insurgents: Emilio Madero, Fidel Avila (rather than Felipe Angeles), Francisco Villa, Luis Herrera, Maclovio Herrera, Rosalio Hernández, Silvestre Terrazas, Toribio Ortega, Trinidad Rodríguez, Tomás Urbina, Eugenio Aguirre Benavides, José E. Rodríguez, Luis Aguirre Benavides, and Roque González Garza.

T-O appears on counterfeit notes (see Counterfeit $5 Type 1).

Second Norris Peters printing

400,000 notes printed by Norris Peters under the 8 October 1914 contract and dispatched on 17 November 1914LG papers, 6-C-28, letter Navarro, Washington to Luis Gaxiola, El Paso. 9 December 1914. These are Series C, numbered 600001 to 1000000, and have a circular black Tesorería seal and Type 3b horizontal control letters on back.

A-XIICM B-XDMC C-MDX D-LVXI

A-XIICM appears as the control on one of the most blatant counterfeit notes (see Counterfeit $5 Type 2).

Third Norris Peters printing

1,200,000 notes printed by Norris Peters under the 16 November 1914 contract and dispatched over four days in late November 1914, thusLG papers, 6-C-28, letter Navarro, Washington to Luis Gaxiola, El Paso. 9 December 1914:

27 November 1914 C 1000001 1240000
28 November 1914 C 1240001 1600000
29 November 1914 C 1600001 1960000
30 November 1914 C 1960001 2200000

These have a circular black Tesorería seal and horizontal Type 3b control letters on back.

E-LMP F-VXI G-MDVI H-CVDI I-MXV J-CVDI
K-MVXC L-DXVI M-NMDI N-CDMI

Again, these control codes were used on counterfeit notes (see Counterfeit $5 Type 1).

Also in this number range are some notes with scalloped black Tesorería seal and either Type 4 or Type 5 sans-serif control letters

N-CDMI O-MIL

Fourth Norris Peters printing

4,000,000 notes printed by Norris Peters under the 21 December 1914 contract and dispatched in four consignments during January 1915, thus:

9 January 1915 H 1 840000
13 January 1915 H 840001 1920000
27 January 1915 H 1920001 2880000
30 January 1915 H 2880001 4000000

The last two were received in Chihuahua on 11 FebruaryLG papers, 2-F-51, letter from S. C. de la Garza, El Paso, to L. de la Garza, Torreón,19 March 1915; LG papers, 2-F-52/3-H-24, letter from S. Vargas, Chihuahua, to L. de la Garza, El Paso, 8 March 1915.

These were Series H and had the date ENERO 1915. The first had scalloped black Tesorería seal and horizontal Type 5 or Type 6 sans-serif control letters on the back

R-MN
R-NB(?)
I-TMO J-UNP K-VOR P-LVA
P-NSM
R-NPS S-EMA
S-MRT
T-IMO
T-NVC(?)
T-NVR
T-NUR
U-IKL
U-TLM
V-UTD X-LMN Y-TSU Z-KLO
VLP-B MWR-C NRW-D RMN-E OPN-F
MWO-G PRT-H

Some are known with scalloped black Tesorería seal and vertical Type 5v or Type 6v control letters.

T-IMO(?) X-LMN Z-KLO
MWO-G

Later validations had scalloped blue Tesorería seal and horizontal Type 8 control letters and date on back.

4-1-15 JMH-I FHP-J
4-12-15 JAR-K
4-20-15 AZU-L OLA-M JUA-N
5-1-15 VXI-M
5-10-15 FAI-N
6-1-15 DES-M CAI-N PIT-O KMA-P
6-10-15 DTP-Q KGA-R MIE-S MEN-T

Again some variations had scalloped blue Tesorería seal and Type 8v vertical control letters and date on back.

4-20-15 OLA-M
6-1-15 CAI-N KMA-P(?)
6-10-15 DPT-Q

 

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