About #PNL3 - 500 francs Type 1852 Guadeloupe
Bank of Guadeloupe. No date (1852) identical. First issu in 1893. Work by Barre. Dimensions: 238 x 135 mm (with the stump). Printing in black on cream paper with identical front and back. Watermark with a puma, snakes and the word "Colonies". Front: vignette composed of a floral frame with, at the top, two elegant cockatiels. At the bottom of the clipping, four languid cherubs. On the right side, a draped Mercury holds in its left hand a large shell containing the alphabet of the note. Facing him to the left, a half-naked woman representing Wisdom also brandishes a seashell containing the banknote number. Next to it, the stump in English typography is cut out. Two variants of signatures with The Director, The Cashier and One of the Censors. The value in letters and the label of the transmitter are printed in black. The numbering, the alphabet and the signatures are printed in black. Article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in white in two black medallions. Back: identical to the front. Front / back specimen with black text and black frame, unsigned and numbered 0.0 - 000 with the number "500" repeated twice. Proof unsigned, not watermarked, numbered 00 - 000 and overprinted "SPECIMEN". Frame test only seen on sale. Test of the frame of the sticker, without texts, with the “Banque of France” strain. Very rare banknote, some known copies: F / 379, K / 734, H / 926. Banknote withdrawn from circulation in May 1928.
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