100 francs type 1874 "Blue w/o Algiers"

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Pick: #74 , The Banknote Book: B120 , Other: MK26


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Source: Serial scales for each reference have been precised with the help of the Maison Palombo's book: "Les billets bleus de la banque de l'Algérie tome II".  You find in this book all issued dates !

Algeria. French administration. Bank of Algeria. 1892-1926 Issues. Banknote identical to the 100 francs type 1873 "Blue with Algiers" (Pick # 18) but without the city "Algiers". Work by H. Cabasson and engraving by Ch. Wullschleger. Dimensions: 180 x 120 mm. Watermark: BANQUE de L'ALGERIE, then below on the left and on the right the number "100", a lion walking on the right. Front: Monochrome blue and black printing on white paper. Signatures, value in letters and numbering are printed in black. The issue date is printed in blue. Composition with a frame decorated in the upper part with the star of "La Croix du Sud" in the center. Article 139 of the Penal Code printed in two medallions. On the left, a boy standing with his hand resting on a sledgehammer, symbolizing Industry. On the right side, another boy standing and holding a spade, symbolizes Agriculture. Four variants of signatures are known with the Secretary General, the Director and the Chief Cashier. Below in the decorated frame, two snakes surround a winged woman's head. The value is repeated obliquely in the corners of the drawing. Back: Monochrome printing in blue. In the upper part, a crescent moon is in the center of a pediment decorated with Arabist motifs. A woman's head in profile is represented in a large medallion in the center. On the left, a standing man holding a scythe, symbolizes Agriculture and on the right, another man holding an oar, symbolizes Navigation. At the bottom two winged dragons frame article 139 of the Penal Code printed in blue in a medallion. The value in digits is repeated twice horizontally in the drawing.


Banknotes :Bank of Algeria (1871-1919)

pick#14 10 francs type 1871 « Bleu avec Alger »
pick#15 20 francs type 1873 « Bleu avec Alger »
pick#18 100 francs type 1874 « Bleu avec Alger »
pick#71 5 francs Bleu type 1873
pick#72 20 francs type 1873 « Bleu sans Alger »
pick#73 50 francs type 1873 « Bleu sans Alger »
pick#74 100 francs type 1874 « Bleu sans Alger »
pick#75 500 francs type 1874 « Bleu sans Alger »
pick#76 1000 francs type 1875 « Bleu sans Alger »
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