About #37 - 20 francs type 1929
New Caledonia. Bank of Indochina. 1926-1940 Issues. Work by Clément Serveau and engraving by Émile Deloche for the front and work by Roque and engraving by Rita for the back. Dimensions: 180 x 90 mm. Watermark: Native head in profile. Material: Paper. Printer: Banque of France. The note is undated but was issued in April 1929. Polychrome front and back printing, predominantly brown and light green. Description of the front: Texts in French. Background and frame made up of vegetation and stylized plants. At the center of the upper edge, the wording "BANQUE DE L'INDOCHINE" is printed in a light green cartouche. On the right, an allegory of France represented by a woman wearing a crown of oak leaves and wheat and with ribbons in her hair. On the left, an oval medallion contains the watermark. In the center, the value in letters and the words "PAYABLES EN ESPÈCES AU PORTEUR" are printed in dark blue. Below, the “NOUMÉA” overprint is printed in black. The numbering and alphabet are printed in black in small cartridges and repeated at the top and bottom of the composition. Two combinations of signatures (*). Description of the back: Background made up of floral motifs and graphic shapes. In the center, the value in figures is printed in black in a vertical frame. On the left, a green and yellow peacock sits on a flowering shrub and four butterflies fly around it. Article 139 of the penal code is printed in brown on five lines in a scrolling banner at the bottom right. On the left, in a yellow vertical cartridge, the overprint “NOUMÉA” is tilted vertically and printed in black. 912,000 issued notes.
(*) Two combinations of signatures:
37a) An Administrator and the Director: Simon / Thion de la Chaume. 480,000 issued notes.
37b) The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: Borduge / Baudouin. 432,000 issued notes.