About #20 - 1000 francs Type 1942 (US)
Bank of Martinique. No date (1942). First issue in 1943. Printed in blue on the front and printed in orange on the back. Dimensions: 231 x 133 mm. Banknote without watermark. Printer: E.A Wright Banknote Co. of Philadelphia Printing Company. Front: A blue frame composed of fine graphic lines. Inside the frame, the alphabet of the note is repeated four times in the two upper corners and in the lower 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, the alphabet and the three signatures are printed in black. Only one type of signatures with The Director, The Cashier and A Censor. Back: A frame composed of fine graphic lines with the number repeated twice in black. 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 orange on two lines in the upper part of the bill. Specimens and proofs not known. Known banknotes: S1-17620, J1-8914, Y1-23736, D2-28095, E2-29678, Z2. The photo note also illustrates the Dr. Kolsky's book: "The D.O.M-T.O.M Banknotes", published in 2006, 280 pages. Slab PCGS 55. This banknote is very rare!