Pick: #11 , The Banknote Book: B307 , Other: #MK509
French Polynesia. Tahiti. Bank of Indo-China. 1920-1963 Issues. Work by Charles Walhain and engraving by Émile Deloche. Put into circulation from 1927. Dimensions: 150 x 92 mm. Watermark: native head in profile. Printer: Bank of France. The note is undated. Full color front and back print, predominantly orange-brown and purple. Texts in French. Description of the front: security background made up of intertwined shapes. Ornamental frame composed of intertwined and repeating floral forms. In the center of the upper edge, the label "BANK OF INDO-CHINA" is printed in a cartridge. Below, printed in purple, the value in letters "FIVE FRANCS" and the value "5" repeated twice. The banknote is overprinted “PAPEETE” in black in the center. The words “PAYABLE IN CASH TO THE HOLDER” are printed in purple on two lines. Below, two signatures printed in black. Four combinations of signatures with An Administrator and The Managing Director. On the left in a medallion, an allegory of France illustrated by a profile of Marianne helmeted in purple. On the right, a second medallion containing the watermark. Article 139 of the penal code is printed on three lines in an orange cartridge in the center of the lower edge. The numbering and the alphabet are printed in black in cartridges and repeated at the top and bottom in the frame. Description of the back: ornamental frame composed of repeating floral shapes. In the center of the upper edge, the label "BANK OF INDO-CHINA" printed in a cartridge. Article 139 of the penal code is printed in purple in the center between the two medallions, the one on the right contains the value "5" in very large numbers. The specimen is known to be perforated "SPECIMEN" vertically to the right on the watermark and numbered "O.00 - 000". The note is known to be perforated "CANCELLED" vertically to the right on the watermark and numbered "O.0000 - 000". Some banknotes meet overprinted "CANCELLED" by wet stamps in purple diagonally.