French Somaliland 100 francs type 1920


Pick: #4 , The Banknote Book: B104 , Other: KM607

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French Somaliland. Djibouti. Bank of Indo-China. 1920 Provisional Issue with overprint "DJIBOUTI" on a 100 francs Papeete (Pick: # 6). Work by A. Bramtot and G. Duval and engraving by Wullschleger. Banknote with the decrees of January 21, 1875, February 20, 1888, May 16, 1900 and April 3, 1901. Dimensions: 207 x 118 mm. An issue date is printed in red: “DJIBOUTI, January 2, 1920” under a red rectangle printed to cancel the mention “PAPEETE (TAHITI)”. Watermark: Woman's head. Material: Paper. Printer: Banque of France. Monochrome printing in brown recto and verso except the texts printed in black and in French. Description of the front: Frame made up of two columns on the sides, each illustrated by an elephant and his mahout or mahout. Above, hidden in the vegetation, two small dragons can be seen in the upper angles. The words "THE LAW PUNISHES THE INFRINGER" is printed on a ribbon at the top edge of the frame. Below, the decrees, the wording of the issuing institute in capital letters “BANQUE DE L'INDO-CHINE”, the place and date of issue. The value in letters "HUNDRED FRANCS" and the words "PAYABLE IN LOCAL CURRENCY TO THE BEARER" are repeated twice. Only one type of signature with the branch cashier (printed or handwritten signature), an administrator, Baron Hely d'Oissel and the administrator-director, Stanislas Simon. At the bottom of the frame, two elongated young women frame a vase placed on a pedestal. On the left, a European accompanied by a cow symbolizes the French metropolis and on the right, an Indian accompanied by a tiger symbolizes India. Description of the back: Monochrome printing in brown. Article 139 of the penal code is printed in French in squares positioned in the corners. Rare: 50,000 issued notes. The note is also known overprinted "CANCELLED" by several black stamps diagonally on the issued note: F.5-421.

Banknotes :Bank of Indo-China - Provisional Issue (1920)

pick#4 100 francs type 1920
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