5000 FRANCS

Features

Country Tahiti
(French Polynesia)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1971-1985
Value (5000)
Currency Franc (1905-1963)
Composition Paper
Size 172 × 91 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 28
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.

Obverse

On the left, portrait of Louis Antoine de Bougainville. At centre, fishing net overlooking a fleet of three vessels (three-masted and schooner). On the right, sextant and stern of a ship. Polynesian printed fabric patterns frame

Lettering:
INSTITUT D’ÉMISSION D'OUTRE MER
RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
LE PRÉSIDENT DU CONSEIL
DE SURVEILLANCE
[ Signature ]
LE DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL
[ Signature ]
LE DIRECTEUR
[ Signature ]
CINQ
MILLE FRANCS

Reverse

On the right, portrait of Auguste Febvrier Despointes. On the centre, Melanesian sailing canoe on a background of column pines. On the left, New Caledonian flowers and carved patterns.

Lettering:
5000 | INSTITUT D’ÉMISSION | 5000
D'OUTRE MER
L'ARTICLE 409 DU CODE PENAL PUNIT DE LA
RECLUSION CRIMINELLE A PERPETUITE CEUX
QUI AURONT CONTREFAIT OU FALSIFIE LES
BILLETS DE BANQUE AUTORISES PAR LA LOI

Watermark

5000 FRANCS -  obverse

© CGB

Comments

Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1811) is a French navigator and explorer , who arrived in Tahiti in 1768.

Auguste Febvrier Despointes (1796-1855) is a French rear admiral, who took possession of New Caledonia for France in 1853.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1971)  (fr) P#28a - Signature 1 (André Postel-Vinay, Bernard Clappier
ND (1975)  (fr) P#28b - Signature 2 (Claude Panouillot, Andre De Lattre)
ND (1982-1984)  (fr) P#28c - Signature 4 (Yves Roland-Billecart, Gabriel Lefort)
ND (1985)  (fr) P#28d - Signature 4 (Yves Roland-Billecart, Jacques Waitzenegger)

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