About #7a - 25 francs Black and Blue Type 1852
Bank of Martinique. No date (1852). First issue in 1899. Printing in black and blue identical front and back. Work of Cornouailles on the front. Dimensions: 186 x 102 mm. Watermark with the value "25" repeated twice over the signatures. Front: Vignette composed of cornucopias and symbolic motifs. On the right, the strain in english typography is cut out. Only one type of signatureswith The Director, The Cashier and One of the Censors. The numbering and the alphabet are printed in black. The signatures are handwritten. Article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in white in two blue medallions. Back: Identical to the front. Printed specimen with unsigned and unnumbered blue frame with watermark "25". Proof in black or red with watermark "25" repeated twice. Printed specimen with black frame unsigned and numbered O.0-000. The H.1-799 is the only known copy to date and also illustrates the Dr. Kolsky's book: "The D.O.M-T.O.M Banknotes", published in 2006, 280 pages. Slab PCGS 8.
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