French Oceania chapter of The Banknote Book is now available


The French Oceania chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers.

This 27-page catalog covers notes issued by the Trésor Colonial from 1890 to 1900, Caisse Agricole de Papeete from 1880, Banque de l’Indo-Chine from 1905 to 1963, Institut d’Emission d’Outre-Mer from 1969 to 1985, Chambre de Commerce from 1919, Banque André Krajewski from 1919 to 1920, Etablissements Français Libres de l’Océanie from 1941 to 1942, and Etablissements Français de l’Océanie from 1943. Published 22 January 2016.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:

  • 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
  • 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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