Pick: #15 , The Banknote Book: B219 , Other: #K215
Bank of Guyana. No date (1942). First issue in 1942. Printed in green on the front and printed in orange on the back. Dimensions: 233 x 133 mm. 9965 issued notes. Banknote without watermark. Printer: E.A Wright Banknote Co. of Philadelphia Printing Company. Front: a green frame composed of thin, complex graphic lines. Inside the frame, the alphabet of the note is repeated twice in a top right corner and in the bottom center. The value "1000" in white is repeated twice. On the left, a symbolic representation of Agriculture with a young woman seated near a cornucopia and on the right, a symbolic representation of Justice with a young woman sitting holding the "stick of justice". The numbering and the alphabet are printed in red. Three variants of signatures with The Director, The Cashier and A Censor. Two signatures are printed in black and the signature of the censor is handwritten. Back: brown printed frame composed of fine graphic lines with the ticket number repeated twice in red. In the center, a portrait of Marianne in profile wearing a phrygian cap and a laurel wreath. Article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in brown on two lines in the upper part of the bill. Specimen unsigned and numbered B.1-000 in red with "SPECIMEN" red surcharge in oblique and three cancellation perforations at the location of the signatures. Specimen unsigned and numbered E1-000. Banknotes found: A.1-333, A.1-904, J.1-231, J.1-536, M.1-732, N.1-435, N.1-740, O.1-302. This banknote is very rare!