Pick: #12 , The Banknote Book: B202
Netherlands New Guinea. Dutch administration. 1954 Issues. 2 1/2 gulden Type 1954. Date: December 8, 1954. Dimensions: 130 x 60 mm. Watermark: Quilt pattern. Material: Paper. No security thread. Printer: Johan Enschedé & Zonen (JEZ), Haarlem, The Netherlands. Front and back: Polychrome printing with dominant blue, brown and green. Description of the front: Background made up of guilloche patterns. On the right, a portrait of Queen Juliana. On the left, a sumptuous Bird of Paradise (Sicklebill) posed on a branch. Texts in Dutch. Signature: The Minister of Overseas Territories, Willem Jan Arend Kernkamp. Description of the back: Texts in Dutch. Prefix and numbering in black. Background composed of a stylized tapestry, guilloche patterns and rosettes. The value is shown twice on the left.