About #40 - 5000 francs Antillean Type 1955
Bank of Guadeloupe. No date (1955). Issued note in 1956. Work of Robert Poughéon. Dimensions: 196 x 107 mm. Watermark with West Indian head profile left. Front and back: multicolored printing. Front: the word "GUADELOUPE" is repeated in red and continuously in the margin around the banknote. The title is printed in dark blue and the values "5000" in gray. Numbering and signature are printed in black. In the center, a West Indian woman presents a basket of fruits in front of a group of palm trees on the left. One signature: The Director General: A. Postel-Vinay. Back: group of people in full harvest of sugar cane. At the bottom right, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in a gray cartridge. Specimen of the issued note numbered O.00 - 00000 with "SPECIMEN" diagonally perforated and two damp black pads in the upper corners. Number range of issued notes: 1 to 646,000. Banknotes found: F2-555, K5-389, K22-331, K22-332, K22-339. The issued note is very rare to find: only 4109 copies remained outstanding in December 1973!The photo note also illustrates the Dr. Kolsky's book: "The D.O.M-T.O.M Banknotes", published in 2006, 280 pages.
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