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About :#19 - 5 francs Bougainville Type 1946

Bank of Guyana. No date (1946). First issue in 1946. Work of Georges-André Klein. Dimensions: 112 x 60 mm. Seamless watermark composed of small boats and anchors. 1.387.112 notes issued. Front and back: multicolored printing. Front: the titles, the word "GUYANA" repeated three times in margin and the value "5" are printed in red. Numbering and signature printed in black. Right, portrait of Bougainville, a great french navigator of the seventeenth century and on the left a caravel navigating near the coast. One signature: The Director General: A. Postel-Vinay. Back: local woman in traditional costume leaning on a basket of fruit in front of a local landscape with a creole box that would have belonged to Josephine future Empress (Source: Maurice Kolsky). At the bottom of the back in the center, article 139 of the Penal Code in a blue cartouche. Specimen of the issued note numbered O.000 - 00000 with "SPECIMEN" obliquely perforated at the center of the note and two vertical wet black pads on the sides.

Banknotes :Caisse Centrale de la France d'Outre-Mer (1946-1955)

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#19 - 5 francs Bougainville Type 1946

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