French Pacific Territories

French Pacific Territories new 2014 note family confirmed

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IEOM B5 (PNL): 500 francs (US$5.65)
Green and red. Front: Papaya leaf and fruit as registration device; tapa cloth patterns (Wallis); kava leaves; bird of paradise flowers. Back: Plumeria (Frangipani) and Gardenia taitensis (Tahitian Gardenia or Tiaré Flower); siapo cloth patterns (Futuna); papaya leaf and fruit. Solid security thread with demetalized IEOM. Watermark: Outrigger canoe and electrotype 500. Printer: (BDF). 120 x 66 mm.
a. No date. Signature 14. Intro: 20.01.2014.

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IEOM B6 (PNL): 1,000 francs (US$11)
Brown and orange. Front: Parakeet as registration device; sting ray; tortoise. Back: Horned parakeet (Eunymphicus cornutus) on branch; Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus) bird in flight; white terns; siapo cloth patterns (Futuna); parakeet. Solid security thread with demetalized IEOM. Watermark: Outrigger canoe and electrotype 1000. Printer: (BDF). 126 x 66 mm.
a. No date. Signature 14. Intro: 20.01.2014.

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IEOM B7 (PNL): 5,000 francs (US$57)
Blue and green. Front: Fish hooks as registration device; tapa cloth patterns (Wallis); volute and 7-finger shells; nautilus; pennant coralfish (Heniochus acuminatus) and coral. Back: Coral and open oyster with pearl; fish as SPARK patch; humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) fish; seashells in border; siapo cloth patterns (Futuna); fish hooks. Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized IEOM logo and INSTITUT D’ÉMISSION D’OUTRE-MER. Green-to-blue color-changing windowed security thread. Watermark: Outrigger canoe and electrotype 5000. Printer: (BDF). 132 x 73 mm.
a. No date. Signature 14. Intro: 20.01.2014.

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IEOM B8 (PNL): 10,000 francs (US$113)
Red and yellow. Front: Stone pestle as registration device; tapa cloth patterns (Wallis); two oars; faré (thatched hut) and palm trees. Back: Round houses; flèche faîtière (Kanak house finial) SPARK patch; Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa, New Caledonia; siapo cloth patterns (Futuna); stone pestle. Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized IEOM logo and INSTITUT D’ÉMISSION D’OUTRE-MER. Green-to-blue color-changing windowed security thread. Watermark: Outrigger canoe and electrotype 10000. Printer: (BDF). 138 x 73 mm.
a. No date. Signature 14. Intro: 20.01.2014.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (http://www.banknoten.de).

French Pacific Territories new note security features unveiled

The Institut d’Emission d’Outre-Mer now has a video on its site showing the security features of the new banknotes for the French Pacific Territories (New Caledonia, Polynesia, Wallis & Futuna) which will be issued on 20 January 2014.

Courtesy of Jake Read (https://www.facebook.com/jake.numismatics).

French Pacific Territories new sig 5,000-franc note confirmed

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5,000 francs, no date. Like IEOM B3, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Olivier Galand.

French Pacific Territories new notes to be introduced 20.01.2014

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There is now an official website for the new banknotes of the French Pacific Territories (New Caledonia, Polynesia, Wallis & Futuna) which shows all the final conceptual designs as well as some interesting videos. On 6 January 2014, the final designs will be shown to the public with all security features, and the notes are to be issued on 20 January 2014. The existing notes will circulate in parallel until 30 September 2014, after which time they will no longer be legal tender, but can be exchanged indefinitely at Institut d’Emission d’Outre-Mer offices.

Courtesy of Jake Read (https://www.facebook.com/jake.numismatics) and Jinesj Reins Joseph (https://www.facebook.com/jineshreins).

French Pacific Territories new sig 1,000- and 10,000-franc notes confirmed

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1,000 francs, no date. Like IEOM B2, but new signature (Directeur Philippe La Cognata, who replaced Patrick Besse on 10 September 2012).

10,000 francs, no date. Like IEOM B4, but new signature (Philippe La Cognata as Directeur).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Thomas Reisser.

French Pacific Territories new sig 500-franc note confirmed

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500 francs, no date. Like IEOM B1 (P1), but new signatures.

Courtesy of Olivier Galand.

French Pacific Territories new signature 1,000-franc note confirmed

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1,000 francs (US$12), no date. Like IEOM B2 (P2), but new signatures (Nicolas de Seze, Christian Noyer, and Patrick Besse).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Engels and Olivier Galand.

French Pacific Territories chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

French Pacific Territories

The French Pacific Territories chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$0.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 5-page catalog covers every note (36 types and varieties, including 29 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Institut d’Emission d’Outre-Mer (Overseas Issuing Institute) from 1986 until present day. Revised 15 October 2012.

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  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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French Pacific Territories new signature 500-franc variety confirmed


500 francs (US$5.89), no date. Like P1, but new signatures. Intro: 2010.

Courtesy of Jerome Deschamps.

French Pacific Territories new signature 5,000-franc variety confirmed


5,000 francs (US$58.60), no date. Like P3, but new signatures. Intro: 2010.

Courtesy of Rui Manuel Palhares.

French Pacific Territories new signature 1,000-franc note confirmed


1,000 francs (US$10.30), no date. Like P2, but new signatures (Yves Barroux, Christian Noyer, and Patrick Besse).

Courtesy of Rui Manuel Palhares.

French Pacific Territories new signature 10,000-franc variety confirmed


10,000 francs (US$113), no date. Intro: 2010. Like P4, but new signatures (Christian Noyer, Yves Barroux, and Patrick Besse).

Courtesy of Kai Hwong.

French Pacific Territories new signature varieties confirmed


500 francs (US$6.20), ND (2003-). Like Pick 1, but new signatures as follows:

Le Directeur Général - Alain Vienney
Le Présidente du Conseil de Surveillance - Jean-Pierre Landau
Le Directeur - Patrick Besse

The 5,000- and 10,000-franc notes have also been confirmed with this new signature combo.

Furthermore, in late 2008 the 1,000-franc note was issued with the same signatories, except that Le Directeur Général was still Jean-Michel Severino:

Courtesy of Krassimir Dimitrov and Rui Palhares.

French Pacific Territories new signature varieties confirmed


1,000 francs (US$12.40), ND (2002-). Like P2, but new signatures (Severino, LE DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL; Jean Paul Redouin, LE PRÉSIDENT DU CONSEIL DE SURVEILLANCE; Teyssere, LE DIRECTEUR).


5,000 francs (US$62), ND (2002-). Like P3, but new signatures (Severino, LE DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL; Jean Paul Redouin, LE PRÉSIDENT DU CONSEIL DE SURVEILLANCE; Teyssere, LE DIRECTEUR).


10,000 francs (US$124), ND (2003-). Like P4, but new signatures (Severino, LE DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL; Jean Paul Redouin, LE PRÉSIDENT DU CONSEIL DE SURVEILLANCE; T. Cornaille, LE DIRECTEUR).

Courtesy of Frank van Tiel.

French Pacific Territories new signature varieties confirmed


500 francs (US$6.20), ND (2003-). Like P1, but new signatures (Severino, LE DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL; Jean Paul Redouin, LE PRÉSIDENT DU CONSEIL DE SURVEILLANCE; T. Cornaille, LE DIRECTEUR).


1,000 francs (US$12.35), ND (2003-). Like P2, but new signatures (Severino, LE DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL; Jean Paul Redouin, LE PRÉSIDENT DU CONSEIL DE SURVEILLANCE; T. Cornaille, LE DIRECTEUR).

Courtesy of Wally Myers.