About #112 - 10 NF/1000 francs Isis Type 1959
Algeria. French administration. Bank of Algeria and Tunisia. Provisional issue. By the decree of December 27, 1958, France introduced the "Nouveaux Francs (New Francs)". This change took effect on January 1, 1960. A 1NF is equal to 100 "old" francs. Algeria is also affected by this change, and as in mainland France, the old denominations are overloaded in red in the watermark "CONTRE-VALEUR DE / 10 / NOUVEAUX FRANCS" in French on the front and in Arabic on the back. 2,000,000 issued notes. Work by William Fel and engraving by Marliat for the front and Broutin for the back. Dimensions: 185 x 92 mm. Watermark: profile of a Moorish woman in a medallion on the left. Front and back: polychrome print predominantly yellow and gray. Description of the front: a floral frame with a background of stylized flowers in rehearsal. The wording of the issuing institute "BANQUE DE L'ALGÉRIE ET DE LA TUNISIE", the value "MILLE FRANCS", the numbering, the signatures and the date of issue are printed in black. On the right, the profile head of the goddess of magic, Isis. Below in the frame, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in black on two lines. Only one combination of signatures is known with Gandy, The Secretary General, Watteau, The Governor and Civier, The Cashier General. Description of the back: a floral frame with a background of stylized flowers in rehearsal. In the frame, the wording of the issuing institute "BANQUE DE L'ALGÉRIE ET DE LA TUNISIE" is printed in Arabic in blue. On the left, a plowing scene after an ancient mosaic kept in the Cherchell Public Museum. Below in the frame, article 139 of the Penal Code translated into Arabic is printed in blue on one line. The specimen is known as perforated "SPECIMEN" in vertical on the left and has an overprint "SPECIMEN" and a specimen number in black on the right. The note is watermarked, signed Delahaye / Watteau / Civier and numbered "O.000 - 000". A second specimen identical to the previous one is known but includes the signatures of Delahaye / Flouret / Civier.
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