About #3 - 50 rupees Type 1915 modified
French India. French settlements in India. Trading station of Pondicherry. 1915-1919 Issues. Decrees of January 21, 1875, February 20, 1888, May 16, 1900 and April 3, 1901. Work by A. Bramtot and G. Duval and engraving by Wullschleger. Printed issue date: "Pondicherry, June 17, 1915". Dimensions: 207 x 118 mm. Watermark: head of Mercury in profile. Printer: Bank of France. Two-color printing front and back, predominantly blue-purple and brown. Description of the front: frame composed of two columns on the sides each illustrated by an elephant and its cornac or mahout. Above, hidden in the vegetation, two small dragons can be seen in the upper corners. On the ribbons in the center of the frame, the decrees are replaced by the words "The law punishes the infringer". All texts are printed in brown and in several languages: French, English, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. The signatures are printed in brown and the numbering in black. A single type of signature with The Branch Cashier (handwritten signature), a Board Member, Baron Hely d'Oissel and The Board Member and Officer, Stanislas Simon. At the bottom of the frame, two young women lying down frame a vase placed on a pedestal. On the left, a European woman accompanied by a cow symbolizes the French metropolis and on the right, an Indian woman accompanied by a tiger symbolizes India. Back description: blue and red duotone printing. Article 139 of the penal code is printed in French in squares positioned in the corners. On the sides, rectangles with the text "BANQUE DE L'INDO-CHINE" printed in repetition. Texts in the Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu languages are printed in brown overprint on the drawing. No specimen found for this Type. Rare banknote. 25,000 issued notes.