About #52 - 1000 francs Union française department Type 1964
Bank of Reunion. No date (1946). First issue in 1964. Banknote identical to Pick #47 except the name of the issuer that changes: "Issuing Institute of Overseas Territories". Work of Robert Poughéon. Dimensions: 193 x 103 mm. Watermark with a woman's head wearing a Phrygian cap. Front and back: multicolored printing. Front: The word "DEPARTEMENT DE LA REUNION" repeated twice in the margin, "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE", the wording and the value "1000" in letters and in figures are printed in brown. Numbering and signatures are printed in black. Right, the symbol of the French Union with a woman of metropolis looking at a West Indian woman in front of a palm grove. Two signatures: The Chief Executive Officer: A. Postel-Vinay and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board: P. Calvet. Back: Antillean woman wearing a madras in front of a canoe sailing at sunset. At the bottom of the back, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in a blue cartouche. Specimen of the issued note signed and numbered O.000 - 00000 with "SPECIMEN" perforated vertically. In the upper left corner, a "SPECIMEN" overprinted and a specimen number in black. Proof known from the back on a large non-watermarked paper. Banknotes seen: E.1-24879, P.1-33899, P.1-33900. The photo note also illustrates the Dr. Kolsky's book: "The D.O.M-T.O.M Banknotes", published in 2006, 280 pages.
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