St. Pierre & Miquelon 5 Francs, 1950, B508a, P22, UNC

$69.35 USD
$69.35 USD
The Caisse Centrale de la France d'Outre Mer (Central Bank of Overseas France) used the same basic designs for many French colonies. Notes for French Equatorial Africa have no overprints, but the same note is overprinted on front and back for French Antilles, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion and Saint Pierre et Miquelon (Saint Pierre and Miquelon).

This is why a barren rocky territory in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada has a banknote with a tropical landscape with palm trees on the back.

TBB:  B508a
Pick:  P22

Issuing Authority:  Central Bank of Overseas France
Series:  1950 Issues
Year:  1950
Signature:  3. Postel-Vinay

Substrate:  Paper
Size:  114 x 60 mm
Color(s):  Blue, Brown, Green, Red, Orange, Yellow
Printer:  Banque de France

Front:  Caravelle (sailing ship) at anchor along a tree-lined shore with mountains in the background; navigator Louis Antoine de Bougainville.

Back:  Native woman wearing headscarf; with basket of fruit; plantation house and corn field, with palm trees and mountain in background.

UNC uncirculated condition.

During the printing process on many modern notes, a dimple is created where the security thread is on the edge of the note (sometimes called a counting tick), when the notes are run through high speed counters. This does not disqualify the note as UNC.


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