About #18 - 25 francs Blue Type 1874
Bank of Reunion. No date (1852) modified 1874. First issue in 1913. Work of Cornouailles on the front and Georges Duval for the back. Dimensions: 186 x 102 mm. Black and blue print on the front and brown on the 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. Six variants of signatures with The Director, The Cashier and One of the Censors. Numbering, alphabet and signatures are printed in black. Article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in white in two black medallions. Back: Vignette composed of lush vegetation that frames a rowing boat symbolizing the Republic and decorated with fruits and flowers. In the background, we guess the bay of Saint-Pierre. Printed specimen with blue frame and text in black unsigned and unnumbered. Proof printed in orange on a blue background with texts in black unsigned and numbered with "000". Proof printed in blue on unsigned yellow background and numbered O.0-000 with brown back. Banknote rare enough, some known copies: Q.1, T.1-200, L.2-703, T.2-428, U.3, P.4-472, Y.5-899, E.6, V.9-620, B.10-207, R.13-725, W.17-894, R.21-387, R.23-951, A.29.