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Early Paper Money of America / La Louisiane / 1795 June 24, Spanish Billetes

In the General Archives of the Indies in Seville, Spain is an unsigned 25 pesos elaborately engraved note payable to bearer in customary money as assistance to the Province of “Louisiana”, pursuant to the regulations under a royal decree to the Council for the Indies dated June 24, 1795. It is text for numbering the issue. It is in Spanish and the colony was under Spanish control until 1803, and operated at a loss. No issued examples are known.
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