5 francs type 1874 Cabasson

Discover a magnificent "CANCELLED" banknote from the Bank of Senegal!

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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 !

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Notes

(1) Known references: Pick # A1ar, The Banknote Book # B101as.
(2) See page 28 of the catalog "Les billets de la Zone Franc" by Roger Leclerc and Maurice Kolsky, 376 pages. Editions Victor Gadoury, 2000 (out of print).
(3) See page 1 of the catalog "Senegal" by Owen W. Linzmeyer.


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