About #40 - 1000 francs Type 1944 (UK)
Bank of Reunion. No date (1943) modified 1944. First issue in 1946. Work of Edmund Dulac. Dimensions: 185 x 112 mm. Printer: Bradbury and Wilkinson of London. Watermerk with Marianne's head turned left. Multicolored front and back printing. Front: Security background in green gradient with the value "1000" in continuous repetition. The value in letters, labels, and signatures are printed in dark blue. Numbering in red. In the center of the note, on a dark blue background, a white phoenix rises from its ashes. Two printed signatures: The Chief Executive Officer: A. Postel-Vinay and The Chairman of the Supervisory Board: J. Leclerc. Back: On the left, traces of the war with ruins and on the right, the symbol of reconstruction. In the center, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed above the value "1000". Finally, the Ordinance of February 2, 1944 at the bottom of the back. Specimen of the issued note without watermark with the "SPECIMEN" surcharge in red and diagonally on the front and back. Perforation cancellation on signatures and numbered TD 000,000. Specimen of the signed and perforated "114" banknote upside down with the "SPECIMEN" surcharge in red and diagonally on the front and back. Perforations of cancellation on the signatures and numbered in red TD 075,001. Number range of issued notes: TD 125, 001 to TD 135,000 - TD 185,001 to TD 235,000. Banknote very rare, some known copies: TD 126,635 - TD 127,904 - TD 202,562 - TD 213,843. Removed from circulation in 1955.