5 francs Blue Type 1873

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About :#71 - 5 francs Blue Type 1873

Bank of Algeria. Banknote issued from 1873 to 1925. Work by Guillaume Cabasson and engraving by Charles Wullschleger. Dimensions: 129 x 90 mm. Watermark: "Bank of France with a lion in the center walking to the right and the value in figures on both sides". Front: Blue monochrome printing on white paper. The signatures, numbering, alphabet and value in letters are printed in black. The date of issue and the value in Arabic are printed in blue. In the frame above, two serpents entwined with a crescent moon in the center. On the left, the god Mercury seated and holding in his hand his caduceus. Right, a peasant sitting and holding a sickle in his hand. Two signatures with the Secretary General and The General Cashier. Bottom in the center in an ornamented medallion, Article 139 of the Penal Code. The value "5" in numbers is repeated four times in the corners of the frame. Back: Monochrome printing in blue. Frame decorated with arabic motifs with the value "5" in figures repeated four times in the corners. At the top center, a lion's head. In medallions from left to right, a head of Mercury and a head of Hercules seen in profile. In the middle, the value in letters in French and in Algerian. Below, a moon cruiser with the star of the Southern Cross. Specimen known with the watermark of the 5 Francs Type 1903. Specimen of the issued note known with the signatures Moyse / Biron and dated January 9, 1919. Many counterfeits are known for this banlnote!

8 variants#71 - 5 francs Blue Type 1873

PickDateRarityAlphabetNumizon comments
#71a1873RRRSignatures #1 : Sauné / Delahaye.
#71b1892RRSignatures #2 : Chenu / Rouzaud.
#71c1909RSignatures #3 : Chenu / Pantin.
#71d1912RRRRSignatures #4 : Moyse / Pantin. 01-07-1912.
#71e1917RSignatures #5 : Moyse / Biron.
#71f1923RSignatures #6 : Moyse / Penalva.
#71s11903RSpécimen avec filigrane du billet de 5 francs Type 1903.
#71s21919RRSpécimen avec signatures Moyse/Biron du 9 janvier 1919.

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