About #43 - 20 francs Emile Gentil type 1946
Bank of Reunion. No date (1946). First issue in 1948. Work of Pierre Munier. Dimensions: 136 x 73 mm. Seamless watermark composed of small boats and anchors. 1,447,904 issued notes. Front and back: multicolored printing. Front: The word "REUNION" repeated twice in the margin and the value "20" in letters and numbers are printed in blue. Numbering and signature printed in black. Right, portrait of Emile Gentil, French explorer of the nineteenth century and left, village scene with four characters dressed in a loincloth. One signature: The Director General: A. Postel-Vinay. Back: Young man in bust in front of a landscape with a view on a river. At the bottom of the back right, article 139 of the Penal Code printed in a brown cartridge. Specimen of the issued note numbered O.000 - 00000 with "SPECIMEN" diagonally perforated in the center of the note. Another specimen of the issued note numbered O.000 - 00000 with "SPECIMEN" diagonally perforated in the center of the note and two damp pads black and vertical on the sides. Number range of issued notes: 14,500,001 to 15,000,000 and 25,000.001 to 26,000,000. 101,865 banknotes remained in circulation in October 1985.
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