About #1 - 5 francs Bleu Type 1874
Bank of Guyana. First issue in 1911. Work of Guillaume-Alphonse Cabasson. Dimensions: 133 x 90 mm. Banknote without watermark. Front: blue print on English-made paper. In an oval vignette, two medallion natives' heads: a woman on the right and a man on the left surrounded by tropical vegetation. At the bottom of the note, a cartouche with the text of the law framed by a barrel and a marine anchor on the left and a rudder on the right. The value "5" is located at the four corners of the note on the outside of the oval composition. Ten types of signatures with The Director and The Cashier. Numbering, alphabet and signatures are printed in black. Back: print in red. In the center of an oval vignette, a caduceus surmounted by two wings and surrounded by two serpents interlaced dominate a medallion with a portrait of a woman in profile. Lush vegetation with parakeets and butterflies surround the whole. At the bottom of the note: "Organic and Statutory Legislation of 1901". Specimen by blue stamp on issued note, specimen unsigned and numbered. Known alphabets: X.3, P.4, V.14, X.17, C.22, D.25, Y.27, B.31, J.36, H.38, F.48, Y.50 , Z.55 and B.71. The photo note also illustrates the Dr. Kolsky's book: "The D.O.M.-T.O.M banknotes", published in 2006, 280 pages.