About #12 - 100 francs Type 1895
New Caledonia. Bank of Indo-China. 1888-1889 Issues. 100 francs Type I, 2 & 3, 1888. Work by A. Bramtot and G. Duval and engraving by Charles Wullschleger. Note with one or two decrees. Date of issue: Nouméa, on ...: the day, month and year are added by composter in black. Dimensions: 204 x 119 mm. Watermark: Helmeted woman's head. Material: Paper. Printer: Banque of France. Two-color printing on both sides, predominantly blue and red. Description of the front: Frame composed of two columns on the sides each illustrated by an elephant and his mahout or mahout. Above, hidden in the vegetation, two small dragons can be seen in the upper angles. The words "DECREE OF JANUARY 21, 1875" is printed on a ribbon at the top edge of the frame. Below, the decree, the wording of the issuing institute in red and in capital letters “BANQUE DE L'INDO-CHINE”, the place and date of issue in black to the composter. The value in letters “HUNDRED FRANCS” and the words “payables en espèces au porteur (payable in cash to bearer)” are repeated twice. A combination of handwritten signatures with The Cashier (Gex), The Director of the branch (Bouillé) and the printed signature in red of an Administrator in Paris, Édouard Delessert. At the bottom of the frame, two elongated young women frame a cup placed on a pedestal. On the left, a European accompanied by a cow symbolizes the French metropolis and on the right, an Indian accompanied by a tiger symbolizes India. Description of the back: Monochrome printing in blue. Article 139 of the penal code is printed in French in squares positioned in the corners. On the sides, rectangles with the text "BANQUE DE L'INDO-CHINE" printed in repetition. The specimen is known written and underlined "SPECIMEN" obliquely on the issued note: L.1-133. Very rare note.