Pick: #3 , The Banknote Book: B201
Belgian Congo. Bank of the Belgian Congo. 1912-1937 Issues. Dimensions: 106 x 57 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: no. Printer: Waterlow & Sons Ld, London Wall, London. No security thread. The note is dated in the upper margin. Full color front and back printing, predominantly black and red. Texts in French. Description of the front: frame of guilloche patterns with the value "1" repeated obliquely in the corners. In the center, the issuing institute "BANK OF THE BELGIAN CONGO" and below the value "ONE FRANC" and the words "PAYABLE AT SIGHT AT". Two possible emission places: MATADI and ELIZABETHVILLE. On the left, a seated young woman is holding a sheaf of wheat and her other hand is placed on a locomotive wheel. On the right, a coat of arms with a radiating Congolese star. The banknote number is printed in black. The signatures are printed in black. At the bottom, the article of the penal code is printed on a line at the edge of the frame. A single combination of signatures with The Chief Secretary Armand Dothey and The Chairman Omer Lepreux. Description of the back: printing in red monochrome. Guilloche frame with the value "1" on the sides. In the center, texts in Dutch. The specimen is known unnumbered, overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red diagonally and perforated "CANCELLED" in diagonal. Another specimen is known unnumbered, overprinted "SPECIMEN / NO VALUE" in red and possibly including the blue stamp of the English printer Waterlow & Sons, Ld.