Pick: #29 , The Banknote Book: B403 , Other: #K126
Bank of Guadeloupe. No date (1943). Date of creation: February 2, 1944. First issue in 1946. Work of Edmund Dulac. Dimensions: 156 x 99 mm. Printer: Bradbury and Wilkinson of London. Banknote without watermark. Front: print in dark green with a red and yellow security background with the word "GUADELOUPE" in red repeated continuously. Two vertical "GUADELOUPE" surcharges in red printed on the left and right of the bill. Numbering in red and labels in dark green. In the center, in a medallion in the shape of an eye, a portrait of Marianne wearing a phrygian cap in profile. Palms, fruits and exotic flowers around the figure. Two signatures printed in dark green: The Chief Executive Officer: A. Postel-Vinay and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board: J. Leclerc. Back: in the center, the title, then the ordinance of February 2, 1944, an anchor, a barrel, a fish and colonial agricultural productions. Article 139 of the Penal Code is printed below on five lines. Specimen of the issued note known with the "SPECIMEN" surcharge and cancellation perforation on the signatures, numbered PP 000,000 - PP 000,000. Other known specimen perforated "SPECIMEN" in horizontal and numbered PP 500,001 - PP 1,000,000. Numbering of notes issued: Series PP 550.001 to PP 1.000.000 - Series PS 800.001 to PS 1.00.000 - Series PT 000.001 to PT 1.000.000 - Series PU 000.001 to PU 300.000 - Series PV 000.001 to PV 300.000. In December 1973, 85,142 copies were not returned to the cash register.