Pick: #7 , The Banknote Book: B109 , Other: #KM310
French India. Bank of Indochina. 1919-1945 Issues. Work by Roque and engraving by Rita. Undated. Banknote issued in January 1936. Dimensions: 215 x 145 mm. Watermark: native head in profile. Printer: Bank of France. Multicolored front and back printing, mainly emerald blue. Description of the front: frame of floral composition and graphics in the shape of a labyrinth. Light blue security background with abstract plant shapes. On the left, an ornamental vessel (Incence Burner) whose lid is decorated with a foo dog (or Chinese lion), a traditional symbol of protection in Asia and behind, a Gate of Honor (Pailou). Texts in French and in English printed in red. Article 139 of the penal code is printed in brown on the bottom. The numbering is printed in black in small medallions in the corners of the note. The label “BANQUE DE L'INDOCHINE” is printed in red in a rectangle in the center in the upper frame and the value in figures is repeated three times in the frame on the sides. The signatures are printed in black in the center. On the right, a circular medallion with an outline decorated with patterns contains the watermark. Three combinations of signatures with the President and the Chief Executive Officer. Back description: multicolored print. Frame of floral composition and graphic shapes on an orange background. Text in Tamil printed in dark blue. In the center, a bust of Joseph-François Dupleix and on the right, a head of a Greek goddess in profile in a circular medallion. The specimen is known to be perforated "SPECIMEN" vertically on the watermark and numbered "O.00 - 000". A second specimen is known perforated "SPECIMEN" diagonally on the watermark, numbered "O.0 - 000" and signed Thion de la Chaume / Baudouin. A proof / specimen is known, perforated "SPECIMEN" with watermark, without signatures or numbers. The note which illustrates this text is a finished proof, numbered "O.00 - 000" not watermarked and signed Minost / Laurent.