About #9 - 1 franc 1886 Type 3
Reunion Island. Colonial Treasury. Decree of May 2, 1879. Saint-Denis and the date. Third type. Work of E. Mouchon (invt & sculpt). Dimensions: 124 x 80 mm. Banknote without watermark. Front and back: monochrome print in black on pink, green, blue or gray-green paper. Printer: unknown. Front: Vignette composed of a simple frame with right and left, two columns supporting a jar and vegetation around. At the bottom of each side, two cherubs each support a cornucopia. In the center, Ceres, the goddess of Agriculture holding the hand of Mercury, the god of Commerce with the value "1f" between the two characters. The value in letters "UN FRANC" is printed in the center of the note. No numbering. Four variants of known signatures. Back: In a cartouche in the center, the value "UN FRANC" and the mention "La contre-valeur en espèces est déposée au Trésor". On each side in medallion, the profile portraits of Ceres and Mercury. We find in the center the two cornucopia and a marine anchor under the cartridge. Known dates: August 4, 1881, June 21, 1884, December 2, 1885, March 10, 1886 and May 10, 1886. No known specimens. Banknote very rare.