5 francs Purple (or Blue) type 1901 Martinique

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Pick: #6 , The Banknote Book: B212 , Other: #K303/#K304/#K305


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Description

First issue in 1932. Work of Guillaume-Alphonse Cabasson. Dimensions: 133 x 90 mm. Banknote without watermark. Front: purple or blue print on English-made paper. In an oval vignette, two medallion natives' heads: 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 text of the law 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 cut on the outside of the oval composition. Five 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 green, 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 1901". Specimen on issued note with a blue seal in margin. Known purple note alphabets: N.217, V.276, Q.266, A.323, M.346, A.408, R.425. Known blue note alphabets: F.335, Q.356, T.357, N.373. Banknote withdrawn from circulation on February 10, 1959.


Banknotes :Bank of Martinique (1874-1934)

pick#10 1 franc type 1915
pick#11 2 francs type 1915
pick#5C 5 francs Bleu type 1874
pick#6A 5 francs Rouge type 1901
pick#6 5 francs Violet (ou Bleu) type 1901
pick#7a 25 francs Noir et Bleu type 1852
pick#7b 25 francs Marron type 1874
pick#12 25 francs type 1927
pick#PNL1 100 francs Rouge et Bleu type 1852
pick#PNL3 100 francs Bleu et Rouge type 1874
pick#8 100 francs Vert et Noir type 1852
pick#13 100 francs type 1927
pick#PNL2 500 francs Rouge et Noir type 1852
pick#9 500 francs Brun et Gris type 1874
pick#14 500 francs type 1927
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