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Puerto Rico, National Treasury, 25 pesos (provisional promissory note), 4-5-1813, serial 56.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Paper Money - World Currency Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:250.00 - 375.00 USD
Puerto Rico, National Treasury, 25 pesos (provisional promissory note), 4-5-1813, serial 56.
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This item SOLD at 2019 May 03 @ 16:23UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Puerto Rico, National Treasury, 25 pesos (provisional promissory note), 4-5-1813, serial 56. SCWPM-unlisted. 8-1/4" x 12". A large, uniface fiscal document printed in black with black-ink stamps and signatures, numbered 56 at top, declaring the promise to pay "Don Francisco Puig y Gibert" 25 pesos in provisional money one year from the date of May 4, 1813, with interest at an annual rate of 6% (basically a 19th-century promissory note or certificate of deposit), signed by Treasurer Juan Patino and Accountant Jose Bacener and "OK'd" (V.o B.o) by [Alejandro] Ramirez. Rare and important as effectively the first currency of Puerto Rico (issued while Ferdinand VII was still king of Spain). UNC with binding holes in left margin, a few worm holes along center left margin, minor ink burn at Sentada signature, large and visually impressive document in a good state of preservation being that it's over two hundred years old.