This post is part of the series Beginner’s Guide To Collect Paper Money.
The issuing authority is the agency responsible for issuing currency in that country. There may have been many more than one issuing authority within the same country especially in hard times like revolutions, war, independence’s movements, etc.
Most banknotes show the issuing authority on the front, sometimes they include the month and day and very few include state or city.
The banknote below was issued for “El Banco de Londres y Mexico”. For instance in Mexico, in the early 1900 almost every state issued banknotes, so we had banknotes from Chihuahua, Tamaulipas, Guerrero, Guanajuato, Sonora, etc.
Issue date: October 1st, 1913