Pick: #14 , The Banknote Book: B211
Belgian Congo. Bank of the Belgian Congo. 1940-1952 Issues. Dimensions: 130 x 84 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: okapi head. Printer: Waterlow & Sons Ld, London Wall, London. No security thread. The note is dated 10-12-41 in black. Front and back printing predominantly green, blue, orange and purple. Texts in French. Description of the front: guilloche frame with the value "10" repeated in the upper corners. In the center, the issuing institute "BANK OF THE BELGIAN CONGO" and below the value "TEN FRANCS" and the words "PAYABLES AT SIGHT". On the left, Watutsi dancers in traditional costume perform their choreography in front of a crowd and the huts of a village. On the right, the watermark is decorated with patterns in blue and orange. Bottom left, the monogram "BCB" and right, a Congolese star printed in yellow in a geometric pattern. The banknote number is printed twice 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 Deputy Officer in Africa René Goeman and The Officer in Africa Richard Baseleer. Description of the back: guilloche frame with the value "10" printed in three angles. Bottom right, the Congolese star is printed in a geometric pattern. On the right, a troop of Congolese soldiers standing at attention with shouldered rifles. Texts in Dutch. The signatures are shown on the back. The specimen is known unnumbered, twice overprinted "SPECIMEN" in diagonal red.