About #11 - 5 francs type 1943
French Somaliland. Djibouti. Bank of Indo-China. 1943 Issues. Work by Charles Walhain (Fec.) And engraving by Émile Deloche (Sc.). Dimensions: 149 x 93 mm. No date. Watermark: Native's head in profile. Material: Paper. Printer: Bank of France. Polychrome front and back printing predominantly blue, gray, yellow and red. Description of the front: Overprint Crosses of Lorraine, head of antelope and "F.C." (France Combattante) on Pick # 6b. Texts in French. Light yellow security background made up of interwoven shapes. Ornamental frame made up of repeating floral shapes. At the center of the upper edge, the wording "BANQUE DE L'INDO-CHINE" is printed in a light yellow cartridge. On the left in a medallion, an allegory of France illustrated by a profile of Marianne in a helmet. On the right, a second medallion containing the watermark. Article 139 of the Criminal Code is printed on three lines in a blue cartouche in the center of the lower edge. Values in letters and numbers printed in black and "DJIBOUTI" in black in the center. The numbering and alphabet are printed in black in cartridges and repeated above and below in the frame. A combination of signatures in black with "Le Président (The President)", Marcel Borduge and "Le Directeur Général (The Chief Officer)" Paul Baudouin. Description of the back: Ornamental frame composed of repeating floral shapes. At the center of the upper edge, the wording "BANQUE DE L'INDO-CHINE" printed in a light yellow cartridge. Article 139 of the penal code is printed in red in the center between the two medallions, the one on the right of which contains the value "5" in a very large number. 299,700 issued notes. Series 63-74: overprints on lower or higher series are faked.