About #11 - 5 francs Type 1873
Bank of Reunion. Emission authorized by decree of September 12, 1873. Dimensions: 148 x 90 mm. Printer: Lithograph by A. Roussin, Réunion. 60000 issued notes. Without watermark. Brown and black print on cream paper. Description of the front: On the left the stump cut with "BANQUE DE LA REUNION" in vertical. Inside a double frame, two palms on the left and on the right with a caduceus symbolizing Commerce and a marine anchor symbolizing the Maritime Transport. Black numbering of the alphabet at the top of the note. In the center of the note, "BANQUE DE LA REUNION" and the value "CINQ FRANCS" in horizontal. Two signatures: The Director: Bridet and The Cashier: Bellier-Montrose. At the bottom two horns of plenty. No back, single note. Article 139 of the Penal Code is not printed. Alphabets found: K1 and J2. This banknote is very rare!