About #24 - 100 francs French Polynesia Type 1971
French Polynesia. Tahiti. Overseas Issuing Institute. 1970-1985 Issues. The note is overprinted on the front with the mention in black "RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" and with the mention "PAPEETE" in blue in the center of the back. Work by Raymond Vaudiau. Dimensions: 140 x 75 mm. Watermark: RF monogram and head of woman (Marianne) wearing a Phrygian cap. Printer: Banque of France. The note is undated but was issued from 1971. Full color front and back printing mainly brown, yellow, red, blue and green. Texts in French. Description of the front: in the center at the top, the wording “OVERSEAS ISSUING INSTITUTE” is printed in black in an orange cartridge. Below, the full banknote number is printed in black in a purple cartridge. On the left, a circular medallion containing the watermark and a large Polynesian wooden totem or Tiki. In the center, an aerial view of Papeete-Moorea with the airport and ships in the port. In the distance, the summit of Mount Tohiea on the island of Moorea. On the right, an indigenous girl wearing a wreath in her hair, plays the guitar. A single combination of signatures printed in black with The Chief Officer André Postel-Vinay and The Chairman of the Board Bernard Clappier. Description of the back: bottom composed of rhombuses in relief. In the center at the top, the label "OVERSEAS ISSUING INSTITUTE" is printed in black in an orange cartridge. Below, the light blue overprint "PAPEETE". On the left, an indigenous girl is hidden among the flowers. In the center, an aerial view of the buildings of the port city of Noumea. On the right, the watermark and a wooden figurine. The value "100" is printed in black in the upper corners. Bottom left, article 139 of the penal code is printed on four lines in an orange cartridge. 1,036,462 issued notes for 1971 and 1,461,000 issued notes for 1973. Aphabets D.2 to V.2. The specimen is known overprinted “SPECIMEN” diagonally with a specimen number and perforated “SPECIMEN” in vertical on the right and numbered “O.00 - 00000”.
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