About #13 - 5 francs Cabasson blue Type 1874
Bank of Reunion. First issue in 1895. Work of Guillaume-Alphonse Cabasson. Dimensions: 133 x 90 mm. Banknote without watermark. Blue print on English-made paper. Printer: Banque of France. Front: In an oval vignette, two natives' heads inset: A woman on the right and a man on the left surrounded by tropical vegetation. At the bottom of the note, a cartouche with the law text framed by a barrel and a marine anchor on the left and a rudder on the right. The value "5" is located at the four corners of the note on the outside of the oval composition. Seven signatures variants with The Director and The Cashier. Numbering, alphabet and signatures are printed in black. Back: In the center of an oval vignette printed in black, a caduceus surmounted by two wings and surrounded by two serpents intertwined dominates a medallion with a portrait of a woman in profile. Lush vegetation with parakeets and butterflies surround the whole. At the bottom of the note: "Organic and Statutory Legislation of 1874". Specimen numbered A.0-000 on a specimen of Guadeloupe (Banque of France Collection). Unsigned and numbered blue print A.1-000 (Banque of France Collection). Known alphabets: V.19, A.26, J.26-893, D.27, O.24, G.32, A.35, P.45, Y.47, V.50, Y.50, C.52.
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