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About #6 - 5 francs Type 1874 Blue
Bank of Guadeloupe. First issue in 1880. 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. Six variants of signatures with The Director and The Cashier. Numbering, alphabet and signatures are printed in black. Back: in the center of an oval vignette printed in a bistre color, a caduceus surmounted by two wings and surrounded by two intertwined snakes dominates 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 1874". Proofs known in blue or red color unsigned and unnumbered. Known alphabets: U.14, Z.19, M.22, D.23, E.28, T.38, V.43, Z.47 and D.51. Banknote withdrawn from circulation on February 10, 1959. Very rare.