About #24 - 500 francs Type 1942 large (US)
Bank of Guadeloupe. No date (1942). First issue in 1943. Dimensions: 158 x 115 mm. No watermark. American printer: E.A. Wright, Philadelphia. Front: black and white frame consisting of guilloche patterns with the value "500" in white and repeated in the upper corners. Print of a security background in red rose "Bank of Guadeloupe" repeated continuously. On the left, the sailing ship "Santa Maria" of Christopher Columbus. Article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in black on two lines at the top of the bill. Three variants of signatures with The Director, The Cashier and A Censor. Back: brown print with a security background in green "Bank of Guadeloupe" repeated continuously. Center wind rose with the value "500" in black repeated four times. Known unsigned specimen numbered 0000 and overprinted SPECIMEN three times in red and oblique on the signatures. Another specimen on notes of the alphabet F4-164 and F4-920 overprinted with four blue stamps in the corners and canceled by perforations. Rare banknote. Copies seen: F.1-318, M1-378, X1-981, D2-229, L2-27, Q2-746, V2-610, Y2-72, C3-233, N3-913, E4-838, F4-164 (specimen), F4-230, F4-920 (specimen), P4-593, T4-202, T4-728, X4-884. Banknote withdrawn from circulation in May 1958.
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