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- P-Auction # 32
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|Start Price 250000||Estimated Price 250000-300000|
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French India, 1936, Specimen Cinquante Roupies (50 Rupees), Banque de l'Indochine, 2nd Issue, Signed by Rene Thion de la Chaume & Paul Baudouin, S. No. 000, (KJ & RR # 13.5.1), exceptional paper quality, graded PMG as 64 Choice Uncirculated, Extremely Rare.
Note: This is an incredibly popular large-size note which has been designed for terrific eye appeal. This specimen features an ornamental Chinese vessel on the lower left of the obverse and on the reverse a portrait of Governor Joseph Francois Dupleix can be seen at the center with a profile of a Greek goddess in lower right within a circle. This image of this goddess also appears on ancient Greek coins from Syracuse. In the watermark, the profile of a Chinese farmer facing left is visible.
The banknotes of French India were short-lived making their top-grade examples highly sought after. This bold specimen has its embossing, deep colour pallete and intricately detailed borers all intact as from the time of issue. "SPECIMEN" in perforations is printed vertically on the watermark area.
With this lot, we are offering collectors with an unequal opportunity to have this series in all denominations.