About #6 - 100 francs Type 1920 Papeete without Decree
French Polynesia. Tahiti. Bank of Indo-China. 1920-1963 Issues. Work by A. Bramtot and G. Duval and engraving by Wullschleger. Banknote no longer including decrees. Put into circulation on January 2, 1920. Printed issue date: “PAPEETE (TAHITI), le…”. Dimensions: 200 x 115 mm. Watermark: woman's head. Printer: Bank of France. Monochrome printing in brown front and back except the texts printed in black and in French. Description of the front: frame composed of two columns on the sides each illustrated by an elephant and its cornac or mahout. Above, hidden in the vegetation, two small dragons can be seen in the upper corners. The words "THE LAW PUNISHES THE COUNTERFEITER" is printed on a ribbon at the top border of the frame. Below, the wording of the issuing institute in capital letters "BANK OF INDO-CHINA", the place and the date of issue. The value in letters “CENT FRANCS” and the mention “PAYABLE IN LOCAL CURRENCY TO THE HOLDER” are repeated twice. Below, two printed signatures. A single type of signature with a Board Member, Baron Hely d'Oissel and the Board Member and Officer, Stanislas Simon. At the bottom of the frame, two young women lying down frame a vase placed on a pedestal. On the left, a European woman accompanied by a cow symbolizes the French metropolis and on the right, an Indian woman accompanied by a tiger symbolizes India. Back description: monochrome print in brown. Article 139 of the penal code is printed in French in squares positioned in the corners. On the sides, rectangles with the text "BANK OF INDO-CHINA" printed in repetition. Rare banknote. 153,000 issued notes.
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