Bond #4104 Credito Hipothecario de Bolivia SPECIMEN


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#4104. Credito Hipothecario de Bolivia (La Paz, Bolivia) 19__. 100 Bolivianos. Bond authorized by the Act of July 1869. SPECIMEN. No.00000. All purple. Series 1aB. Sailor talks to children near harbor. Woman holds cat. Young girl blowing bubbles. National Bank Note Company. 12.5” x 7.5”. EF.

The utilization of engraved vignettes, all with children as subject matter is quite charming. The vignette of the girl with the bubbles is rarely seen, and makes me smile every time look at it. The use of a full length and width underprint featuring an extremely ornate “100” adds to the eye appeal.