About #45 - 1000 francs Type 1943
New Caledonia. Bank of Indochina. 1943-1944 Issues. 100 piastres Type 1941 (Pick: # 78) overprinted for New Caledonia. Dimensions: 180 x 76 mm. The note is undated but was issued in November 1943. Watermark: No. Material: Paper. Printer: American Bank Note Company (ABNC). Front and back printing is monochrome predominantly blue. Description of the front: Texts in French. On the left, an illustration of one of the two railings of the Angkor Thom Bridge depicting Hindu gods (najas) holding Vasuki, the king of serpents. At the center of the upper edge, the wording "BANQUE DE L'INDOCHINE" is printed in dark blue. Below on the left, an overprint “NOUMÉA printed in black. In the blue cartouche in the center reserved for the value in letters, an overprint of “MILLE FRANCS” in black. Below, the words "PIASTRES" and the titles of the signatories are hidden by black rectangles. The numbering is printed in blue. On the right, the oval medallion is overprinted with the value "1000" in black. Article 139 of the Criminal Code is printed in blue on three lines at the top right. A single combination of signatures in black with The Director of the Branch, Jules Perraud and a Founded of Powers, René Tardieu. Description of the back: A group of six Asian peasants with their shoulders on their shoulders walk in single file along the shore of a lake. The Indochinese inscriptions are also overwritten by black rectangles and the new “MILLE FRANCS”, “1000” and “NOUMÉA” overprints in black. 100,000 issued notes.