Fayette-Dessal: VF43.2, Pick: M18, Schwan-Boling: 853s
1,000 francs (Suez) type 1956 Spécimen
French army occupation issues for "Suez Crisis" with Black overprint "FORCES FRANÇAISES EN MÉDITERRANÉE ORIENTALE" along with two black rectangles. Issue of November 1956. Without signature. Description: Blue and multicolored design. Front: Mercury at left center, reverse blue and multicolored, maiden at center. Watermark with helmeted head profile. SPECIMEN numbered "0.0-00000". No perf. One note is known perforated SPECIMEN (See page 578 in the 2007 Fayette catalog). Size: 116x75mm. GJ Collection. Very rare: Only 3 banknotes are known in the FBOW Inventory.
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