About #1 - 5 francs type 1905
French Somaliland. Djibouti. Bank of Indo-China. 1905-1919 Issues. Work of Daniel Dupuis and Georges Duval. Engraving by Leveille. Dimensions: 141 x 106 mm. Material: Paper. Watermark: None. Printer: Banque of France. Note bearing the decrees of January 21, 1875, February 20, 1888, May 16, 1900 and April 3, 1901. Various issue dates: "Djibouti, le ...". Put into circulation from 1905. Two-color printing on both sides, predominantly blue, with texts in red, brown or black. Texts in French. Description of the front: Ornamental frame made up of small dragons in bas-relief decorating two columns which support a large arch. On it, dragon snake decorations frame a pediment containing the wording of the issuing institute in capital letters "BANQUE DE L'INDO-CHINE". The banknote number and series are the only elements printed in red, brown or black. On the left, a young Asian dressed in black and holding a bamboo stick in her right hand, sits at the foot of an allegory of colonial France represented by a European woman wearing a laurel wreath and seated on a throne. In his left hand, a caduceus with two snakes and a sheaf of wheat at his feet. On the right, the decrees, the place and date of issue, the value in letters "CINQ FRANCS" and the signatures are printed in red, brown or black. A combination of two signatures printed in red with the Director, Stanislas Simon and an Administrator, Baron Hely d'Oissel. Description of the back: Texts in French. Ornamental frame composed of repeating shapes and two floral rosettes per side. The number "5" is printed in a box at the corners. The background has the text "BANQUEDEL'INDO-CHINE" in repetition. Above, a large Chinese dragon. On the sides, article 139 of the penal code is printed on eleven lines. 225,000 issued notes.