About #25 - 500 francs Type 1927
Bank of Reunion. No date (1927). First issue in 1923. Work of Danger for the front and Georges Duval for the back. Dimensions: 220 x 150 mm. Multicolored printing on front and back. Watermark with portrait of Colbert in profile. Front: The vignette is composed of an ornamental frame with on the left, a bust of a woman holding "the hand of Justice", a scepter symbol of the judicial authority. In the background a commercial boat and right, the watermark in a large oval ornamental frame. Numbering, alphabet and signatures are printed in black. Values, the "Banque de la Réunion" and article 139 of the Penal Code are printed in dark blue. Five variants of signatures with The Director, The Cashier and A Censor. Back: Monochrome print in dark blue. The vignette is composed of lush vegetation that frames a rowing boat symbolizing the Republic and decorated with fruits and flowers. In the background, we guess the bay of Saint-Pierre. Known specimen on issued note (N.7-137) with diagonally black stamp. Banknote very rare, some known copies: P.1, D.3, X.3, G.4-024, T.4-194, Z.4, N.5, Y.5, D.6-190, Y.6, W.7-416, L.8-846, Y.8-545, G.10, F.11, S.11-006, B.12-093, D.12. The photo note also illustrates the Dr. Kolsky's book: "The D.O.M-T.O.M Banknotes", published in 2006, 280 pages.