Pick: #5 , The Banknote Book: B108 , Other: #KM309
French India. Bank of Indochina. 1919-1945 Issues. Work by Sébastien Laurent and engraving by Émile Deloche. No date. Banknote issued in 1937 and 1945. Dimensions: 140 x 90 mm. Watermark: head of Mercury in profile. Printer: Bank of France. Multicolored front and back printing, predominantly brown and green. Description of the front: on the left, an allegory of helmeted France holding a spear and an olive branch. Texts in French and in English printed in red. Article 139 of the penal code is printed in red on the right side and is surrounded by a garland of braided leaves. The numbering is printed in black in yellow rectangles. The signatures are printed in black at the bottom right. Two combinations of signatures with The Chairman and The Deputy Chief Officer. Back description: multicolored print. Text in Tamil. On the left, a young Cambodian girl in traditional costume holds a flower in her hand. On the right, a view of the ruins of the temple Bayon of Angkor-Vat with four faces of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (God who hears the cry of the World). The specimen is known to be perforated "SPECIMEN" diagonally in the center and numbered "O.00 - 000". A second specimen is known perforated "SPÉCIMEN" horizontally in the center and numbered "O.000 - 000". Some copies are known overprinted "CANCELLED" in purple with a frame around the stamp. An uniface proof of the front is known, not watermarked, signed Borduge / Baudouin and numbered "O.00 - 000".