About #16 - 100 francs on 20 francs Type 1940 Peacock
French Polynesia. Tahiti. Bank of Indochina. Issues from 1920 to 1963. Work by Clément Serveau and engraving by Émile Deloche for the front and by Roque and Rita for the back. Put into circulation from 1940. Dimensions: 180 x 90 mm. Watermark: native head in profile. Printer: Bank of France. The note is undated. Full color front and back print, mainly brown, light green, pink and red. Texts in French. Description of the front: security background composed of intertwined shapes, vegetation and stylized plants. Ornamental frame composed of intertwined and repeating floral forms. In the center of the upper edge, the label "BANK OF INDOCHINA" is printed in a light green cartridge. Below, the value in letters "TWENTY FRANCS", printed in red, is overprinted "cent (hundred)" in black and with a second overprint "CENT FRANCS (Hundred francs)" in black and vertically. On the watermark on the left, two new signatures are affixed: a handwritten signature in purple P / Le Caissier and a signature printed in black by Émile Dufour, The Director. The note is overprinted “PAPEETE” in black in the center. Below, the words "PAYABLE IN CASH TO THE HOLDER" in red. Two original signatures are printed in black. A single combination of signatures with The President, Marcel Borduge and The Director General, Paul Baudouin. On the right, an allegory of France represented by a woman wearing a crown of oak leaves and wheat and with ribbons in her hair. On the left, an oval medallion contains the watermark. The numbering and the alphabet are printed in black in cartridges and repeated at the top and bottom in the frame. Bottom center in a circular medallion the value “20” printed in red is overprinted “100FR” in black. Description of the back: background composed of floral patterns and graphic shapes. In the center, the value in figures is printed in red in a vertical frame. On the left, a green and yellow peacock sits on a flowering shrub and four butterflies fly around it. Article 139 of the penal code is printed in brown on five lines in a scrolling strip at the bottom right. On the left, in a yellow vertical cartridge, the “PAPEETE” overprint is tilted vertically and printed in red. Some banknotes issued meet with overprinted “CANCELLED” in black on both sides and perforated with punch holes cancelled.
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