25 francs Blue Type 1852

About :#15 - 25 francs Blue Type 1852

Bank of Reunion. No date (1852). First issue in 1886. Work of Cornouaille on the front. Dimensions: 216 x 120 mm. Blue print identically front and back. 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. Four variants of signatures with 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. Known proof printed with texts and frame in unsigned blue, numbered O0-000 and not watermarked. Known proof printed with text and frame in unsigned blue, numbered 000-000 with watermark "25" repeated twice. Printed specimen with text and frame in blue on issued note numbered N.6-632 with watermark "25" repeated twice. Very rare, some notes are known: L.3, L.5, W.15-471, A.16 to Z.16, U.17, T.30. The photo essay is slabed PCGS 66 Gem UNC, OPQ.

4 variants#15 - 25 francs Blue Type 1852

PickDateRarityAlphabetNumizon comments
#15a1886RRRRSignatures #1 : Bridet / Bellier / Le Siner.
#15b1901RRRRSignatures #2 : Deproge / Langlois / Caille.
#15c1902RRRRSignatures #3 : Samat / Langlois / Caille.
#15d1907RRRRSignatures #4 : Mayer / Sers / Lucas.
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