Pick: #11 , The Banknote Book: B206
Belgian Congo. Bank of the Belgian Congo. 1912-1937 Issues. Dimensions: 160 x 102 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: elephant head. Printer: National Bank of Belgium. No security thread. The note is dated in black at the top border. Front and back printing predominantly blue and yellow. Texts in French. Description of the front: security background composed of repeating patterns. Double frame with the value "100" in the upper corners. In the center, the issuing institute "BANK OF THE BELGIAN CONGO" and below the value "HUNDRED FRANCS" and the words "AYABLES AT SIGHT AT". Five possible emission locations in red: STANLEYVILLE, LÉOPOLDVILLE, MATADI, KINSHASA and ELIZABETHVILLE. On the left, two young boys, one of whom sits on a rock. The second, standing, holds a medallion containing a profile of a European woman wearing a tiara. In the foreground, two tusks of elephants and exotic fruits are distributed on the ground. On the left, a woman, allegory of Europe, is kneeling and holding a large cloth in her hands. Behind her, a few books. The banknote number is printed four times in black. The signatures are printed in blue. The article of the penal code is printed in the center on two lines in a cartridge. Several combinations of signatures with The Chief Executive Officer or The Deputy Board Member and Officer and The Chairman. Description of the back: on the left, the watermark. In the center, a coastal view with a small commercial port and a city in the distance. In the foreground, a kneeling woman and a child. On the right, a fisherman standing with his paddle and his fishing net on his shoulder. Texts in Dutch. The specimen is known overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red diagonally, undated, unsigned, unnumbered and perforated "CANCELLED" in horizontal. Another specimen is known undated, unsigned, unnumbered, overprinted "SPECIME a Banco Nacional Ultramarino Lisboa on October 8, 1912" in red and perforated "CANCELLED" in horizontal.