Pick: #38 , The Banknote Book: B412 , Other: #K137
Bank of Guadeloupe. No date (1955). Issued note in 1952. Work of Robert Poughéon. Dimensions: 204 x 109 mm. Watermark with a woman's head wearing a phrygian cap. Front and back: multicolored printing. Front: The word "GUADELOUPE" repeated four times and the value "5000" are printed in red. The title is printed in brown. Numbering and signature are printed in black. Vigorous bust of Victor Schoelcher, journalist and french politician posing in front of a landscape of sea and mountain. In his hand, the parchment of the abolition of slavery in the French colonies. One signature: The Director General: A. Postel-Vinay. Back: group of characters busy picking fruit. Below, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in a gray cartridge. Specimen of the issued note numbered O.00 - 000 with "SPECIMEN" diagonally perforated and two damp black pads in the upper corners. Numbering of issued notes: 420.001 to 630.000 and 780.001 to 795.000. The only note known to date is numbered: C.18 - 974.