About #30 - 10 francs type 1955
Belgian Congo. Central Bank of Belgian Congo and Rwanda-Burundi. 1952-1960 Issues. Dimensions: 130 x 69 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: giraffe head. Printer: Waterlow & Sons Ld, London Wall, London. No security thread. Front and back printing predominantly black, pink and light blue. Texts in French. Description of the front: frame composed of guilloche shapes in repetition with the value "10" repeated obliquely in the corners. On the upper border, the issuing institute "CENTRAL BANK OF BELGIAN CONGO AND RWANDA-BURUNDI", then the value "TEN FRANCS", the words "PAYABLES AT SIGHT" and the signatures printed in black. Security background in pink and blue composed of a landscape of trees and huts of a village. On the left, the portrait of a young Congolese soldier. The series and banknote number are printed twice in black. On the right, the watermark and the date of issue in black. At the bottom, the article of the penal code is printed on a line in the frame. Two combinations of signatures with A Officer and The Governor. Description of the back: frame composed of geometric patterns and guilloche shapes with the value "10" repeated obliquely in the corners. On the left, the watermark and the Congolese star printed in light blue. Texts in Dutch. In the center, an impala on the lookout in the savannah. Below, the signatures on the front are shown in black. The specimen is known dated "15-01-55", unnumbered and twice overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red diagonally front / back. Another specimen is known in brown, unnumbered, undated, without signatures and including in horizontal the overprint "WATERLOW & SONS LIMITED / SPECIMEN" front / back.