About #20 - 1000 francs type 1970
New Hebrides. Overseas Issuing Institute. 1970-1980 Issues. The banknote is overprinted front and back in the center in black and horizontally with the words "NOUVELLES-HÉBRIDES" in cursive letters. Work by Vaudiau. Dimensions: 160 x 85 mm. Watermark: RF monogram and head of woman (Marianne) wearing a Phrygian cap. Solid security thread with printed IEOM. The note is undated but was issued in 1970, 1975 and 1980. 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 orange cartridge. Below, the full banknote number is printed in black in a red frame. 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 surrounded by palm trees. The value "1000" is printed in black in orange rectangles in the upper corners. The numbering and the alphabet are printed in black in small pink rectangles at the bottom and at the top of the note. Three 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. Two black “NOUVELLES-HÉBRIDES” overprints on the drawing". On the left, a church on the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia and a local bird, the Cagou. 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 yellow cartridge. Printer: Bank of France. The specimen is known overprinted "SPECIMEN" diagonally with a specimen number and perforated "SPECIMEN" in vertical on the right and numbered "O.0 - 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 "Enseigne de vaisseau Henry", is the model of the woman on the note.