The banknote of the month!
To our delight, a collector has just entrusted us with a 5-franc note type 1874 from the Bank of Senegal (1). This copy is in AU+ grade. The note is not watermarked and bears no signatures, but numbered four times "000" and "CANCELLED" on the front by a horizontal overprint in black. This note, unknown in the Leclerc-Kolsky catalog (2) but since reported by Owen W. Linzmayer (3) originally comes from the Colonial Treasury. Undoubtedly unique, this 5 francs Cabasson was sold a few years ago at cgb.fr for € 2,000 (lot # b36_0003). Wonderful !