Pick: #5 , The Banknote Book: B202 , Other: #KM711
New Hebrides. Bank of Indochina. Provisional Issues (1941-1963). A New Caledonia banknote Type (Pick: # 48) is overprinted on the left on the front with a red oval with a view of a Polynesian coastline, a Lorraine cross and the words "NOUVELLES HÉBRIDES - FRANCE LIBRE". Dimensions: 148 x 92 mm. Watermark: no. No date but issued in March 1945. Monochrome front and back print, mainly dark blue. Texts in French. Description of the front: frame composed of repeating guilloche shapes. In the upper corners, two flower-shaped rosettes contain the value "5". In the center of the upper edge, the label "BANQUE DE L'INDOCHINE (BANK OF INDOCHINA)" is printed in a dark blue cartridge. Article 139 of the penal code is printed in blue on seven lines at the top left under the red overprint. In the center, a main door (Pailou) decorated with dragon-headed snakes frames an allegory of France represented by a Minerva wearing a crown of oak leaves and holding in her hands a branch of laurels and a small statue of Athena standing on a globe. On each side, the value "5" is printed in very large numbers. The value in letters is printed in a dark blue cartridge in the edge of the lower frame. The numbering and signatures are printed in black on the right. A single type of signature with the Director of the Branch Jules Perraud and a proxyholder René Tardieu. Back description: floral frame containing a central medallion with a view of the ruins of the Bayon temple of Angkor-Vat in Cambodia with the four faces of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (the God who hears the cry of the world). On each side, the banknote amount printed in very large letters. In the center of the upper edge, the label "BANQUE DE L'INDOCHINE" printed in a dark blue banner. Printer: Commonwealth Banknote Company of Melbourne, Australia. 160,000 issued notes.