About #44 - 50 francs Belain d'Esnambuc Type 1946
Bank of Reunion. No date (1946). First issue in 1948. Work of William Fel. Dimensions: 144 x 78 mm. Watermark with Ceres head in profile on the right. 3,838,112 issued notes. Front and back: multicolored printing. Front: The word "REUNION" repeated twice in the margin, the wording and the value "50" in letters and numbers are printed in brown. Numbering and signature are printed in black. On the left, portrait of Belain d'Esnanbuc, French settler and buccaneer at the origin of the French presence in the West Indies. Right, a caravel sailing at full speed on the ocean. One signature: The Director General: A. Postel-Vinay. Back: Naked woman wearing jewelry and tribal decorations in front of a village hut. On the right, article 139 of the Penal Code printed in a clear cartridge. The word "REUNION" repeated three times is printed in brown. Specimen of the issued note numbered O.000 - 00000 with "SPECIMEN" diagonally perforated at the center of the note with two vertical wet black pads on the sides. Other specimen of issued note numbered O.000 - 00000 with "SPECIMEN" diagonally perforated. Number range of issued notes: 17.000.001 to 18.700.000 - 19.700.001 to 20.000.000 - 72.000.001 to 74.000.000. In October 1985, there were still 124,681 banknotes in circulation!
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