About #22 - 500 francs Type 1921
New Caledonia. Bank of Indo-China. 1921-1925 Issues. 100 francs Type II, 1888. Work by A. Bramtot and G. Duval and engraving by Jules Robert. Banknote withoutg any decree. Issue date: Nouméa, January 3, 1921. Dimensions: 214 x 145 mm. Watermark: 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 and an Asian-style pediment. On the left, a bearded European in a tunic (shipowner) places his hand on an anchor. On the right, a young Asian with an oar in his hand and a dragon sticking out its tongue at these sides! In the center, the decrees, the wording of the issuing institute "BANQUE DE L'INDO-CHINE", the place and date of issue in red. Numbering and series in black. The value in letters “CINQ CENT FRANCS” and the words “payable in cash to bearer” are repeated twice. A combination of two signatures printed in red with an Administrator, Albert de Montplanet and The Director, René Thion de la Chaume. At the bottom of the frame, three different types of boats anchor in a bay near the coast. Description of the back: Monochrome printing in blue. The watermark in the center. Article 139 of the penal code is printed slanted in French on the sides. The text “BANQUE DE L'INDO-CHINE” is printed repeatedly in four rectangles. Very rare note. Of the 50,000 issued notes, 626 copies were still in circulation in 1956 for the two types of the 500 francs (Pick: # 13 and # 22).