News, related articles
About #5C - 5 francs Blue type 1874
First issue in 1895. 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 law text 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. Four signature variants with The Director and The Cashier. Numbering, alphabet and signatures are printed in black. Back: in the center of an oval vignette printed in black, a caduceus surmounted by two wings and surrounded by two intertwined serpents 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". Specimen in red unsigned and numbered O.00 - 000. Banknote withdrawn from circulation on February 10, 1959. The Numizon picture note also illustrates the book of Dr. Kolsky: "The D.O.M-T.O.M Banknotes", published in 2006, 280 pages.