About #46 - 500 francs Pointe à Pitre Type 1946
Bank of Reunion. No date (1946). First issue in 1948. Work of Clément Serveau. Dimensions: 180 x 96 mm. Watermark with a woman's head wearing a Phrygian cap. 1,764,763 issued notes. Front and back: multicolored printing. Front: The word "REUNION" repeated twice, the wording and the value "500" in letters and numbers are printed in brown. The numbering and the signature are printed in black. On the right, a Martinican woman and a Guadeloupian woman pose in front of the port of Point-à-Pitre. One signature: The Director General: A. Postel-Vinay. Back: Ox carts carrying sugar cane. At the bottom, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in a yellow cartridge. The word "REUNION" is repeated twice in the margin and in two red cartridges at the bottom of the thumbnail. Specimen of the issued note signed and numbered O000 - 00000 with "SPECIMEN" diagonally perforated in the center of the note. Another specimen of the note issued signed and numbered O000 - 00000 with "SPECIMEN" diagonally perforated and overprinted with four vertical wet black pads on the front and back. Number range of issued notes: 5,900,001 to 6,700,000 - 8,700,001 to 9,700,000 - 17,267,001 to 17,270,000. Rare note. Banknotes found: R.3-44798, R.3-55051, N.4-10679, U.4-92091, U.4-92094.The photo note also illustrates the Dr. Kolsky's book: "The D.O.M-T.O.M Banknotes", published in 2006, 280 pages. In October 1985, there were only 2755 banknotes left!
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