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About :#20B - 5 francs Bougainville Type 1947

French Equatorial Africa (FEA). Central Bank of Overseas France (CCFO). Banknote issued in 1947 but not dated. Work by Georges-André Klein and engraving by G. Beltrand for the front and Georges-André Klein and engraving by A. Chapon for the back. Printer: Bank of France. Dimensions: 112 x 60 mm. Seamless watermark composed of small boats and anchors. Front and back: Multicolored printing. The issuing institute "Caisse Centrale de la France d'Outre-Mer", the value in figures and letters are printed in red. The numbering and the signature are printed in black. Right, portrait of Louis-Antoine de 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: 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 cartouche. Specimen of the issued note numbered O.000 - 00000 with "SPECIMEN" perforated obliquely in the center of the note. Another identical specimen but with two vertical wet black pads on the sides.

Banknotes :Central Bank of Overseas France (1943-1953)

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#20B - 5 francs Bougainville Type 1947

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