About #16 - 100 francs Red Type 1852
Bank of Reunion. No date (1852). First issue in 1874. Work of Cornouailles on the front. Dimensions: 205 x 115 mm. Red print identically front and back. Watermark with the value "100" repeated twice. Front: Vignette composed of cornucopias and symbolic motifs. On the right, the strain in English typography is cut out. Six variants of signatures with The Director, The Cashier and One of the Censors. The numbering and the alphabet are printed in red. The signatures are printed in black. Article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in white in two red medallions. Back: Identical to the front. Proof known in red with watermark "100" and texts in blue. Proof known in red with watermark "100" and texts in red. Very rare, some known copies: L.1-15, L.3-35 (canceled), L.5-291, Z.5-992, C.6-143, B.6-26. The photo note comes from the Trésor des Colonies (#91) with a surcharge "CANCELLED" in blue on a issued note.