Pick: #33 , The Banknote Book: B201 , Other: #LK389
French West Africa. Emergency Issue of 1940. Provisional government. 50 centimes Type 1940 orange or carmine. Printer: unknown, printed locally. Dimensions: 98 x 58 mm. Watermark: No. Front and back: monochrome print in orange or carmine. On the front: simple frame composed of wavy shapes in repetition. In the center, a mosque against a backdrop of mountain scenery. In the foreground, cacti and palm trees. At the top of the frame, the issuing institute "FRENCH WEST AFRICA" is printed on rows of lines. The note has no numbering, date and signatures. the numerical value is printed at the bottom of the bill in the decorations and is not very visible. On the left, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed on six lines in a rectangle. On the back: decor of palm trees and date palms with the value in letters hidden in the plant motifs. Text in Wolof language in the center in a block. No specimen known for this Type. 2,000,000 copies were put into circulation and withdrawn on April 4, 1945.