5 francs Bougainville Type 1957

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About :#28 - 5 francs Bougainville Type 1957

Issuing Institute of French Equatorial Africa and Cameroon. Banknote issued in 1957 but undated. Identical to the Pick: # 20B except the name of the issuing institute which changes by: "Issuing Institute of French Equatorial Africa and Cameroon". 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: 104 x 56 mm. Seamless watermark composed of small boats and anchors. Front: Multi-color printing. The issuing institute, the value in figures and letters are printed in red. The numbering and the signature are printed in black. On the right, portrait of Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, a great French navigator of the 17th century and on the left a caravel navigating near the coast. Two types of signatures: The President, Georges Armand Gautier and The General Manager, Claude Panouillot. 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 issued note numbered O.0 - 00000 with "SPECIMEN" perforated obliquely in the center of the bill. Another specimen identical but with a surcharge "SPECIMEN" in black on the front and on the back.

4 variants#28 - 5 francs Bougainville Type 1957

PickDateRarityAlphabetNumizon comments
#28RRNone
#28a1957RRfrom 1 to5No date.
#28s1957RRRRSpecimen perforated "SPECIMEN" diagonally.
#28s1957RRRRPerforated specimen "SPECIMEN", overprinted w/ a black stamp

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