Pick: #34 , The Banknote Book: B412 , Other: #K342
Bank of Martinique. 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. 209,563 notes issued. Front and back: multicolored printing. Front: The word "MARTINIQUE" repeated three times in the margin 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. Number range of issuednotes : 210.001 to 420.000 and 765.001 to 780.000. The issued note is very rare to find: 70 copies were still outstanding in December 1973! Banknote retrieved: Y.9-000222425 (confirmed early 2021).