About #11 - 20 francs Type 1888
New Caledonia. Bank of Indo-China. 1888-1889 Issues. 20 francs Type I, 1888. Work by A. Bramtot and G. Duval and engraving by Charles Wullschleger. Note bearing the two decrees of January 21, 1875 and February 20, 1888. Date of issue: Nouméa, le ...: the day, month and year are added by composter in black. Dimensions: 180 x 93 mm. No security thread. 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: Background made up of small repeating geometric patterns. All texts are printed in red and in French. Numbering and series in black. On the left, a decorated frame has two values "20" and the watermark. Below, the god Neptune holding his trident is seated on two sea serpents. On the right, the decrees, the wording of the issuing institute in capital letters "BANQUE DE L'INDO-CHINE", the place and the date issue, the value in letters "TWENTY FRANCS" and the words "PAYABLE IN CASH TO THE BEARER". A combination of handwritten signatures with The Cashier, The Branch Manager and the printed signature in red of a Board Member in Paris, Édouard Delessert. Description of the back: Monochrome blue print of a design consisting of two Chinese celestial dragons surrounding two medallions. In the center, article 139 of the French penal code is printed twice in blue and on five lines in two rectangles. Below, a rectangle with the text "BANQUE DE L'INDO-CHINE" printed in repetition. On the sides, two other rectangles with the value "20 FRANCS". Artist signatures at the bottom of the note. The specimen is known written and underlined "SPECIMEN" obliquely on the issued note: G.1-513. Rare note. Alphabets A.1 to W.6.