Pick: #27 , The Banknote Book: B405 , Other: #K334
Bank of Martinique. 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. 4,191,220 notes issued. Front and back: multicolored printing. The titles, the word "MARTINIQUE" repeated three times in the 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. A signature: The Director General: A. Postel-Vinay. Back: Antillean 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 cartridge. 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. Numbering of issued notes: 48,300,001 to 52,500,000. The photo note also illustrates the Dr. Kolsky's book: "The D.O.M-T.O.M Banknotes", published in 2006, 280 pages.