The first series of the Occitanian Diner was uncover today on July 7th of 2019. Its theme is the heroes of aviation. Six characters are represented, in a parity format. The characters come from 3 countries (France, United States and Spain). Each value is issued in a different language, these 5 languages being the most spoken languages of Nova-Occitania. In a simple style, the notes were made quickly after the political recovery of the Occitanian micronation. Other items (serial number, signature) are added at the time of printing.
"We have put airwoman on our banknotes, so that every girl knows that she has in her hands an incredible strength, to go further and overcome the barriers" Babou Chkaya, Member of the Constitutional Commission on twitter.
Who are the characters ?
Abbas Ibn Farnas - Andalusian inventor, made one of the first attempts at flying in an basic aircraft
Clément Ader - French inventor and engineer, one of theaviation pioneer
Harriet Quimby - American aviator, first woman to gain a pilot's license in the United States
Jean Mermoz - French aviator, one of the pilots of the Aeropostale lines, brings letters from Europe to South America via French Africa
Hélène Boucher - French pilot, set several women's world speed records, including one which was also a world record for either sex
Amelia Earhart - American aviation pioneer, was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.