French Somaliland 5 francs type 1923


Pick: #4A , The Banknote Book: B105 , Other: KM602

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French Somaliland. Djibouti. Bank of Indo-China. 1920-1923 Issues. Works by Daniel Dupuis and Georges Duval. Engraving by Leveille. Dimensions: 141 x 106 mm. Material: Paper. Watermark: None. Banknote without decrees. Put into circulation from May 1924. Monochrome printing in green front and back with black texts. Description of the front: Texts in French. Ornamental frame composed 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 printed in 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 place and date of issue and the value in letters "CINQ FRANCS". Below, the words "PAYABLE IN CASH TO THE HOLDER". A combination of signatures with One Administrator, Albert de Montplanet and The Director, René Thion de la Chaume. Description of the back: Ornamental frame made up of repeating shapes and two floral rosettes on each 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. The specimen is known to be perforated "SPECIMEN" horizontally and numbered "0.00 - 000". 100,000 issued notes.

Banknotes :Bank of Indo-China (1920-1923)

pick#4A 5 francs type 1923
pick#4B 20 francs type 1921
pick#5 100 francs type 1920
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