Pair of Arrete of January 29, 1943 New Caledonia 50 Centimes and One Franc Banknotes Pick Number 54 and 55 Nice Extremely Fine or Better
Description: Two banknote from New Caledonia. Both are Arrete of January 29, 1943 issued on March 29, 1943. The lot consists of a 50 Centimes and One Franc banknotes. The 50 centimes banknote is of simple green design showing a construction site on the front and a deer with antlers with a Loraine Cross between the antlers on the back. The note is in French, has no water mark, and is small in size. This particular note has the serial number 378,762 and shows two signatures on the front. . The one franc note also has a simple blue design showing the same construction site on the front and a deer's head with antlers with a Loraine Cross between the antlers on the back. the note is also in French, has no water mark, and is small in size. This particular note has the serial number 322,509 and shows two signatures on the front. Please carefully review the scan as it is part and parcel of our description.
Date: March 29, 1943.
Size: The 50 centimes banknote measures ~4 7/16" by ~2 3/4" while the one franc note measures ~4 3/8" by ~2 7/8".
Pick Number: The 50 centimes is P54 while the one franc is P 55b.
Condition: For international buyers, please note that the new US postal rates for overseas shipping are very high and we are unable to change them. Additional charges will be incurred depending on the value of the item. Please check the cost of shipping before bidding. I would grade the 50 centimes banknote as extremely fine or better with all the details being very well preserved. It has a vertical fold in the center but no horizontal fold. It is crisp and shows no soiling or stains. Its corners are squared and intact with no bumps. The One franc note would grade very fine or better. It is lightly soiled especially along the edges, has vertical central fold and a few creases as well as bumps at the bottom corners, which show some rounding. Both notes have no observable roughness along the edges, no pinholes, no graffiti, no tears, no large objectionable stains, and no splits. Just a beautiful pair of notes to add to your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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