About #41 - 5 francs Bougainville type 1946
Bank of Reunion. No date (1946). First issue in 1948. Work of Georges-André Klein. Dimensions: 112 x 60 mm. Seamless watermark composed of small boats and anchors. 2,057,884 issued notes. Front and back: multicolored printing. The word "REUNION" is repeated twice in the margin. The labels and the value "5" in letters and numbers are printed in red. Numbering and signature printed in black. Front: 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: 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. Numbering of issued notes: 58,100,001 to 60,200,000. Banknotes with # 24 alphabet are very common!
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