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b94_5002 - 500 Francs Épreuve NEW CALEDONIA 1927 P.38e

500 Francs Épreuve NEW CALEDONIA  1927 P.38e AU+
500 Francs Épreuve NEW CALEDONIA  1927 P.38e AU+500 Francs Épreuve NEW CALEDONIA  1927 P.38e AU+
2 500.00 €(Approx. 2825.00$ | 2125.00£)
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Face Value : 500 Francs Épreuve
Date: 27 décembre 1927
Period/Provinces/Banks Banque de l'Indochine
Catalogue reference : P.38e
Additional reference : KM.417as
Alphabet - series : O.0 n°000
Signatures : Simon, Thion de la Chaume
Grade ICG 60

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Épreuve recto-verso non filigranée. Avec numérotation et signatures.
C'est la première fois que nous proposons cet exemplaire à la vente, sans perforations.

Historical background


NEW CALEDONIA

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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