About #18 - 1000 francs Type 1945 Papeete US print
French Polynesia. Tahiti. Bank of Indochina. 1920-1963 Issues. 1943-1945 Provisional Issues. Reuse of the 100 Piastres Type 1946 banknote (Ref. Pick # 78). Dimensions: 180 x 76 mm. Watermark: No. The note is undated but was issued in 1945. Front and back printing in blue monochrome. Texts in French. Printer: American Bank Note Company (ABNC). Description of the front: ornamental frame with geometric repeating patterns. Under the upper border, the label "BANK OF INDOCHINA" is printed in dark blue. Below, the eight-digit number in dark blue. Several overprints are affixed to the note. A first “PAPEETE” overprint in black at the top right. In the blue cartridge in the center reserved for the value in letters, an overprint of “1.000 FCS” in black. Below, the words "PIASTRES" are overprinted "TAHITI" in black and the titles of the original signatories are hidden by black rectangles and replaced by the printed signature of the Director of the Branch, Émile Dufour and another unknown signatory. On the right, a blue oval medallion. Above, article 139 of the penal code is printed in dark blue on three lines. The numbering and the series are printed in dark blue. On the left, an illustration of one of the two railings on the Angkor Thom bridge representing Hindu gods (najas) holding Vasuki, the king of snakes. Back description: ornamental frame with geometric repeating patterns. A group of six Asian peasants with their palanche on their shoulders walk in single file along the shore of a lake. A “FRANCS MILLE TAHITI” overprint in black on the right. Indochinese inscriptions are also overprinted with geometric patterns in black. Rare. 25,000 issued notes. The specimen is known on an overprinted note "CANCELLED" diagonally by a purple wet stamp.
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