French Oceania

Wanted: Images of missing Oceania notes

As we prepare the first regional edition of The Banknote Book, we're making a renewed effort to obtain images of the following banknotes heretofore unillustrated. If you have any of the following notes in any condition, please share 300-dpi scans of same, or send links if you know where to find images online.

Cook Islands BNP101 (PCS1): 3, 10, and 20 dollars w/ matching s/n in booklet.
Fiji B306 (P30): 20 pounds 1914 - 1926.
French Oceania B305 (Tahiti P5): 20 francs 01.05.1920
French Oceania B601 (PNL): 25 centimes ND (1919)
French Oceania B602 (PNL): 50 centimes ND (1919)
French Oceania B603 (PNL): 1 franc ND (1919)
Gilbert and Ellice Islands B101 (P1): 1 shilling 01.01.1942
Gilbert and Ellice Islands B102 (P2): 10 shillings 01.01.1942
Keeling-Cocos Islands B103 (PS103): 1 rupee copper 03.10.1879
Keeling-Cocos Islands B108 (PS114): 2 rupees copper 24.07.1888 - 29.07.1888
Keeling-Cocos Islands B109 (PS115): 5 rupees copper 10.01.1888
Keeling-Cocos Islands B111 (PS117): 1/4 rupee 1897
Keeling-Cocos Islands B112 (PS118): 1/2 rupee 1897
Keeling-Cocos Islands B114 (PS120): 2 rupees 1897
Keeling-Cocos Islands B115 (PS121): 3 rupees 1897
Netherlands New Guinea B207 (P17): 500 gulden 08.12.1954
New Caledonia B203 (P9): 500 francs 1875
New Caledonia B204 (PNL): 5 francs 1875
New Caledonia B207 (PNL): 500 francs 187_
New Caledonia B304 (P14): 20 francs 03.03.1902
Papua New Guinea B154 (PNL): 2 kina
Tonga B108 (P8): 5 pounds 19.05.1939

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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