About #14 - 5 francs Cabasson red type 1901
Bank of Reunion. First issue in 1913. Work of Guillaume-Alphonse Cabasson. Dimensions: 133 x 90 mm. Banknote without watermark. Red printing on English-made paper. 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 bill on the outside of the oval composition. Eight signature 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 dark gray, a caduceus surmounted by two wings and surrounded by two serpents intertwined dominate 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 1901". Known specimen on issued note (T.167-035) with the "SPECIMEN" surcharge diagonally. A banknote is known with the numbering added by hand (U.232-613). Currently known alphabets: X.3, X.5, R.14, X.18, W.20, D.26, P.29, A.30, N.31, G.33, M.35, L. 47, O.67, S.69, F.95, O.97, Y.104, F.115, C.117, U.117, U.126, F.127, J.130, P.143, Z.144, N.150, L.167, T.167, W.170, O.173, R.182, K.189, X.195, D.198, M.200, K.203, T.204, V. 206, M.209, L.217, U.232, X.236, K.238, F.250, Q.256, M.258, S.258, N.264, Q.265, M.266. The photo note also illustrates the Dr. Kolsky's book: "The D.O.M-T.O.M Banknotes", published in 2006, 280 pages.
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