1938 500 Francs from Tahiti. Banque de l'Indo-Chine. Pk 13bs and serial number not available. Specimen banknote graded 66 Premium Paper Quality Gem New by PCGS. According to PMG Population Report, there is only one graded finer! Not an easy banknote to obtain seeing that there are only 6 Specimens graded! An over sized phenomenal banknote exhibiting beautiful colors and strong embossing on extremely crisp, white paper. Immensely broad margins seen through the plastic holder! The word 'SPECIMEN" is perforated on the right center on the front of the note. Standing woman at left, ships at top center on the obverse side. On the reverse side is a woman bare-breasted at the right side and ships seen on the upper and lower center. Signature varieties. Signature titles: LE PRESIDENT and LE DIRECTEUR GENERAL. This banknote surpasses the quality of the type notes that are not nearly gem status! It is quite remarkable to see such note survive over seven decades in gem quality!
Note- Due to the new and burgeoning world currency market, PCGS has not yet made public a world currency population report. PCGS is slated to publish a population database in the coming months. Until that time, Trusted Traditions World has used the PMG population reports solely as a guide to help evaluate the rarity of all of our notes. PMG grades a higher volume of world paper money submissions, so we feel this is a very accurate evaluation of rarity and scarcity. Should your needs require, we are happy to request from PCGS an exact population report on a case by case basis.
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