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French Indo-China, 100-Piastres (1936)

Price £715

French Indo-China, 100-Piastres (1936)

French Indo-China, Banque de l’Indo-Chine, 100-Piastres banknote, undated (1936-1939), serial number 05488915, obverse: orange and yellow, CENT PIASTRES PAYABLES EN ESPECES AU PORTEUR tope centre, signatures of the President and the Director-General at centre, L’ARTICLE 139 DU CODE PENAL PUNIT DES TRAVAUX FORCES CEUX QUI AURONT CONTREFAIT OU FALSIFIE LES BILLETS DE BANQUES AUTORISEES PAR LA LOI (meaning “Article 139 of the penal code punishes those who have forged or falsified the tickets of banks authorised by the act”) below, round watermark window lower right, Oriental incense burner lower left, decorative border of roses around all, reverse: brown, large vignette of sculptured bust of Joseph-François Dupleix (1697-1763, governor general of the French establishment in India and rival of Robert Clive), head of Athena lower right, 215mm x 145mm (Pick, “Standard Catalog of World Paper Money”, 51d).

About uncirculated and very attractive.