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Information on 5 francs type 1947 French Colonies

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In 1944, the issuing authority "Caisse centrale de la France libre" became the "Caisse centrale de la France d'Outre-Mer". It is in charge of issuing notes in the following territories:

  • French Equatorial Africa (FEA)
  • Martinique (MTQ)
  • Guadeloupe (GLP)
  • French Guiana (GUF)
  • Reunion (REU)
  • Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (SPM)

After a series of banknotes designed by Edmund Dulac, in 1947 it issued a new series of banknotes (8 face values ranging from 5 to 5,000 francs)

Let us focus on the first denomination of this series, the 5 francs type 1947 named "Bougainville" (a great 17th century French navigator).

There are 2 dimensions of the note:

  • 112x60 mm for the Antilles (MTQ, GLP, GUF)
  • 104x56 mm for the others (AEF, REU, SPM)

Only one numbering sequence was used for this note.

Here is the split of alphabets over the 6 territories. We have integrated the split of the 360 notes that we have on our site (Archives & Inventory).

Here is the result:


This table raises several questions some of you may be able to help us answer:

  1. FEA: Do you know a note with alphabet A.1 ?
  2. GUF: Do you know any note among the last banknotes issued (Alphabet 24, letter G)?
  3. FEA: We do not have any note for alphabets 8, 11, 18, 26, 33, 34, 36. Do you know some sample ? Could you add in the inventory please ?
  4. FEA: Do you know if thealphabet 37 is the last alphabet?
  5. SPM: Do you know if R.27 is the SPM or a FEA ?

All your contributions to complete this study are welcome!

You can:

  • Add a comment or a response in the "Comments" area of this news.
  • Send an email to contact @ with the photo of a wanted note.
  • Insert the photo of your note directly into the Numizon inventory (Click here).

We will update the study regularly.

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