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b96_2506 - 100 Francs Annulé NEW CALEDONIA 1914 P.17

100 Francs  Annulé NEW CALEDONIA  1914 P.17 F
100 Francs  Annulé NEW CALEDONIA  1914 P.17 F100 Francs  Annulé NEW CALEDONIA  1914 P.17 F
1 000.00 €(Approx. 1070.00$ | 860.00£)
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Face Value : 100 Francs Annulé
Date: 11 mars 1914
Period/Provinces/Banks Banque de l'Indochine
Catalogue reference : P.17
Additional reference : KM.409
Alphabet - series : Y.13 n°930
Signatures : Baron Hely d'Oissel, Simon, caissier
Detailed grade description : Grande déchirure au centre, traces de restauration avec résidus de colle


Surchargé ANNULE au recto et verso en noir et annulé par douze perforations.

Historical background


New Caledonia was attached to the French Establishments in Oceania before becoming self-governing colony in 1860. Overseas Territory in 1946, she chose to keep this status in 1958 and 1972. The New Caledonia was discovered by Captain Cook in 1774. The French recognized the island during the Revolution. After the massacre of French sailors by the natives in 1853, France militarily seized the island and founded Noumea in 1854 under the name of Port-de-France. Until 1860, the New Caledonia depended Territories Oceania. French territory farther from the metropolis, the New Caledonia was an important penal colony between 1864 and 1896, especially for the Communards, such Louise Michel. She has significant mineral wealth, including nickel which served to make our coins half-franc piece of 5 francs.

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