About #5 - 50 rupees Type 1916
Zanzibar. The Zanzibar Government. 1908-1928 Issues. 50 rupees Type 1916. Date: August 1st, 1916. Dimensions: 180 x 110 mm. Watermark: None. Material: Paper. No security thread. Printer: Waterlow & Sons, Limited Wall, London, England. Front: Polychrome printing predominantly brown. Description of the front: Border frame with guilloche patterns. Arab dhow boat on see at left. Nine workers harvesting clove tree with rudimentary ladder at right. Texts in Arabic, English and Gujarati. Series and numbering in black. English texts: The Zanzibar Government / Promises to pay the bearer / on Demand the Sum of / Fifty rupees. One combination of signatures with Chief Secretary, John Houston Sinclair and Treasurer, James Corbett Davis. No back: Uniface note. Demonetized in 1936.