500 francs Red and Black Type 1852

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Bank of Martinique. No date (1852). First issue in 1899. Printing of the frame in red and texts in dark green identical front and back. Work of Barre. Dimensions: 238 x 135 mm (with the strain). Watermark with a cougar, snakes and the word "Colonies". Front: The vignette is composed of a floral frame with at the top, two elegant cockatiels. At the bottom of the note, four languid cherubim. On the right, a draped Mercury holds in his left hand a large shell containing the alphabet "A" of the note, facing him on the left, a half-naked woman representing Wisdom also brandishes a shells containing the number "129" of the note. Beside, the strain in english typography is cut out. Two signature variants with The Director, The Cashier and One of the Censors. The numbering and the alphabet are handwritten. The signatures are printed in black. Article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in white in two dark green medallions. Back: identical to the front. No known specimen. Identical proof printed in blue, texts in red, no watermark, neither signed or numbered. The A-129 photo is the only copy known to date and also illustrates the book of the Dr. Kolsky: "The D.O.M-T.O.M Banknotes ", Published in 2006, 280 pages. Slab PCGS 20. Unknown Pick note and Unassigned (= NA).

4 variants#NA - 500 francs Red and Black Type 1852

PickDateRarityAlphabetNumizon comments
#NAa1899RRRRfrom A.129None
#NAb1905RRRRfrom E.550None
#NAp1899RRRIdentical proof and numbered "O.0-000".
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