About #39 - 100 francs Type 1944 (UK)
Bank of Reunion. No date (1943) modified 1944. First issue in 1945. 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 security background in green and yellow with the value "100" repeated continuously. Numbering in red. Values and labels printed 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 numbered PP 000,000 with the "SPECIMEN" surcharge in red and diagonal with cancellation perforations on the signatures. Number range of issued notes: PQ 200,001 to PQ 700,000 and PS 700,001 to PS 800,000. Banknotes found: PQ 364,399 - PQ 600,971 - PS 751,622. Banknote withdrawn from circulation in August 1955. This banknote has been offered for sale only twice by cgb.fr since 1995!