About #42 - 10 francs Colbert Type 1946
Bank of Reunion. No date (1946). First issue in 1948. Work of Pierre Munier. Dimensions: 122 x 66 mm. Seamless watermark composed of small boats and anchors. 1,413,413 issued notes. Front and back: multicolored printing. Front: The word "REUNION" repeated twice in the margin and the value "10" in letters and numbers are printed in brown. Numbering and signature printed in black. Left, portrait of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Minister of Finance and Secretary of State of the Navy of Louis XIV and right a fleet of commercial boats on the ocean. One signature: The Director General: A. Postel-Vinay. Back: Lush exotic landscape and a view of a river on which a pirogue sails. At the bottom of the back right, article 139 of the Penal Code printed in a light blue cartouche. Specimen of the issued note numbered O.00 - 00000 with "SPECIMEN" diagonally perforated in the center of the note and two damp pads black and vertical on the sides. Another known specimen without perforation and without overprint. Number range of issued notes: 28,500,001 to 30,000,000.