About #27 - 1000 francs French Polynesia type 1971
French Polynesia. Tahiti. Overseas Issuing Institute. 1970-1985 Issues. The note is overprinted on the front with the mention in black "RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" and with the mention "PAPEETE" in blue in the center of the back. Work by Raymond Vaudiau. Dimensions: 160 x 85 mm. Watermark: RF monogram and head of woman (Marianne) wearing a Phrygian cap. Solid security thread with printed IEOM. Printer: Banque of France. The note is undated but began to be issued in 1971. Full color front and back printing mainly in red, yellow and green. Texts in French. Description of the front: background composed of Tahitian sarong patterns and hibiscus flowers. In the center at the top, the label "OVERSEAS ISSUING INSTITUTE" is printed in black in a light green cartridge. Below, the full bankote number is printed in black in a pink cartridge. On the right, a circular medallion containing the watermark and a young Polynesian girl with flowers in her hair, wears a necklace of frangipani flowers. On the left, a typical Polynesian hut (Fare) surrounded by palm trees. The value "1000" is printed in black in orange rectangles in the upper corners. The value "THOUSAND FRANCS" is printed in black in an orange rectangle at the bottom center. The numbering and the alphabet are printed in black in small yellow rectangles at the bottom and at the top of the note. Five combinations of signatures printed in black with The Chief Officer and The Chairman of the Board. Description of the back: background composed of tapas motifs from Wallis and Futuna. In the center at the top, the label "OVERSEAS ISSUING INSTITUTE" is printed in black in a yellow cartridge. Below, the light blue overprint "PAPEETE". On the left, the church of Vao on the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia and a local bird, the Cagu also called "crested kagu". On the right side, a deer and a doe, a Kanak hut typical of New Caledonia and two wooden Tiki totems. The value "1000" is printed in black in the upper corners. Bottom center, article 139 of the penal code is printed on four lines in a light blue cartridge. The specimen is known overprinted “SPECIMEN” diagonally with a specimen number and perforated “SPECIMEN” in vertical on the right and numbered “O.0 - 00000” or "O.00 - 00000". According to an annotation noted in "The Banknote Book", Greta Robson-Goy, wife of Gilles Goy, commander of the French navy's escort ship "l’Enseigne de vaisseau Henry", is the model of the woman on the note. 1,046,259 issued notes for 1971, 1,280,706 issued notes for 1977 and 452,424 issued notes for 1982.
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