About VF.23 - 5,000 francs Flag back Type 1944 Not issued
France. Supplemental French franc currency. American Impressions for the "Tom Cat" Operation. Date of Issue: 6-6-1944. 5,000 francs Type 1944 "Flag back". Dimensions: 156 x 66 mm. Banknote undated and not issued. Number of issued notes: unknown. No watermark, but a security sign symbolized by a stylized "F" for "Forbes" is hidden in the visual of the sticker on the front. Printer: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Co., Boston. Front and back: predominantly green multicolored print. On the front: black and white frame decorated with abstract shapes and two guilloche rosettes printed in green on the sides. A safety background is made up of wavy curved lines printed in black above abstract shapes in green and blue. The value in figures is repeated twice in green in the corners and once in the center in white in a green cartridge. The value in letters "CINQ MILLE FRANCS" and the words "SÉRIE DE 1944 / CINQ MILLE FRANCS / ÉMIS EN FRANCE" are printed in green on each side of the value. The eight-digit banknote number is printed twice in black. No signatures. On the back: dark blue and white frame decorated with abstract shapes. A security background composed of curved lines wavy in blue and red converge towards a medallion in the center placed on a base decorated with leaves, in which is the tricolor flag and the three currencies of France: "LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY". Specimen of the issued note numbered 00000000 with "SPECIMEN" perforated horizontally in the center of the bill. Replacement note with the letter "X" printed on an issued note. Banknote not issued: no copy listed. Some specimens are known. Other reference: Schwan-Boling: # 149.
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