Pick: #7 , The Banknote Book: B307 , Other: #K102
Bank of Guadeloupe. First issue in 1910. Work of Guillaume-Alphonse Cabasson. Dimensions: 133 x 90 mm. Banknote without watermark or watermark with Colbert. Front: print in red 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 banknote, 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. Fifteen variants of signatures 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 intertwined serpents 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". Specimens: 1) Specimen on issued note F.127 - 668 and signed, 2) Specimen on issued note V.216, 3) Specimen on issued note (V.333) with a blue wet stamp in the margin. Nota: for the variant with Colbert watermark, the Banque of France used watermarked paper for 25, 100 and 500 franc notes Type 1927 (Source: Maurice Kolsky). Banknote withdrawn from circulation on February 10, 1959.