About #16 - 10 francs Type 1943 CCFOM
French Equatorial Africa (AEF). Central Bank of Overseas France (CCFO). No date (1943). Work by Edmund Dulac. Dimensions: 125 x 75 mm. Printer: Bradbury and Wilkinson of London. Banknote without watermark. No security thread. Front and back: printing in purple on a security background in yellow and green gradient composed of geometric patterns repeated continuously. On the front: the value "10" is repeated on the left and right of the note. Numbering printed in red or black. Signatures, values and labels are printed in purple. In the center, in a dark purple oval in the shape of an eye, a portrait of Marianne wearing a Phrygian cap in profile. Marine anchors with cross of Lorraine on both sides of the figure. Two variants of signatures: The Chief Executive Officer and The Chairman of the Supervisory Board. On the back: guillochages in the angles on a security background in yellow, green and purple shading and in an oval, article 139 of the Penal Code framed by the value "10" repeated on the left and on the right. Ordinance of February 2, 1944. The specimen is known, signed André Duval / James Leclerc with a red “SPÉCIMEN” overprint in diagonal and a perforation “114” upside down. Copies seen: "FD147,006" and "FD147,018". Four other specimens signed André Duval / James Leclerc are numbered "FD000,001-FJ000,000", "FK000,001-FW1,000,000", "GH000,001-GH500,000" and "GH500,001-GH1,000,000" . These have a blue number "12.345" in the upper margin and are perforated horizontally "SPECIMEN" in small characters. A last specimen numbered "FK000,000" with two perforations on the numbers and overprinted "SPECIMEN" red at the bottom of the bill. A proof is known front / back in black monochrome color.
10 francs Type 1943 CCFOM