French Somaliland 5,000 francs type 1952


Pick: #29 , The Banknote Book: B305 , Other: KM661

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French Somaliland. Djibouti. Plublic Treasury. 1952 Issues. Work by Clément Serveau and engraving by Jules Piel and G. Beltrand for the front and Armanelli for the back. No date (1952). Dimensions: 172 x 112 mm. No security thread. Watermark: Face of merino head. Printer: Bank of France. Multicolored front and back printing, predominantly orange, red, blue and green. Description of the front: Background made up of geometric patterns and arabesques in repetition. Texts in French and Arabic. On the right, the value in letters "CINQ THOUSAND FRANCS" is printed in a medallion with Coptic motifs. In the center, a view of the port of Djibouti and the city. In the foreground, the mosque and the Government Palace. The issuing institute "TRÉSOR PUBLIC - CÔTE FRANCAISE DES SOMALIS" is printed in dark blue on a yellow background at the top center of the design. The numbering and the series are printed in black on a yellow background. The watermark is represented in an octagon decorated with patterns on the right. The note is not signed. Description of the back: Background made up of geometric motifs and repeated arabesques. Texts in French and Arabic. In the center, a view of the old mosque of Tadjourah surrounded by palm trees and plants. The value "5000" is printed in blue-green on a yellow background in the upper corners. Below on the left, a ram's head supports an octagon containing the watermark. On the right, an antelope head and cycad leaves frame the official labels of the issuing Institute. At the bottom center in the frame, the article of the penal code is printed on five lines in a blue rectangle. The specimen is known overprinted in black "SPECIMEN" diagonally and perforated "SPECIMEN" vertically on the right and numbered "O.00 - 000". A second specimen is known perforated "SPECIMEN" diagonally to the right and numbered "O.00 - 000". Ink cashier number on reverse.

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