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.

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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
  • 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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New Caledonia, Tahiti, and Wallis and Futuna new notes to be issued in 2014

According to an article on Tahiti News dated 26 October 2012, the Institut d'Emission d'Outre-Mer will issue new notes denominated 500, 1000, 5000, 10000, and 20000 francs CFP in early 2014. The designs have not yet been revealed, but they will be smaller in size than the current notes, and the colors will be green for 500, yellow for 1000, blue for 5000, red for 10000, and purple for 20000 francs CFP.

New Caledonia, Tahiti, and Wallis and Futuna new notes to be issued

According to a press release dated 31 May 2012, the supervisory board of the Institut d'Emission d'Outre-Mer met in Paris, chaired by Mr. Didier Bruneel, representing the Governor of the Banque de France, and with Mr Nicolas de Seze, CEO. The Council made the three following decisions:
  • Renewal of the current family of notes denominated 500, 1000, 5000, and 10000 francs CFP.
  • Creating a new note of 20,000 francs CFP (US$210).
  • Fixing the release of the new notes towards the end of 2012 (subsequently set for 2014)

Courtesy of Jérôme Deschamps (www.banknoteslinks.com).