5 Rupie

Features

Issuer Italian Somaliland (Somalia)
King Umberto I (1889-1900)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1893
Value 5 Rupie
Composition Paper
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 285517
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 1
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

White five-pointed star at centre

Lettering:
V. FILONDARI & C.
BUONO PER RUPIE CINQUE
PAGABILI AL PORTADORE
RUPe 5

Reverse

Arabic text at left

Comments

V. Filonardi & C. looks like a private issue but in reality it was sponsored by the Italian government to assist the company in overseeing the interests of Italy in the region. This made the company the de facto government in this area.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1893-Jul-15 

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