Pick: #90 , The Banknote Book: B123 , Other: #M057
Belgium. German occupation. Societe Generale de Belgique. 1915-1918 issue. Banknote issued between 29-12-1914 and 02-09-1918. Withdrawn from circulation in 1944. 100 francs Type 1915 (Ref. TBB: # B123 or Pick: # 90). Dimensions: 182 x 106 mm. Printer: National Bank of Belgium. Watermark: no, but patterns of wavy lines in the paper.Front and back: polychrome print, predominantly green and brown. Description of the front: guilloche frame with many small rosettes and the acronym "SGB" in the corners. All texts are in French. The label of the issuing institute is printed in brown and the value in numbers and letters is printed in green. The date, the banknote number and signatures are printed in black. Above the following note: "This note will be exchanged at the option of the holder for a note of the same importance from the National Bank of Belgium at the latest three months after the conclusion of the peace". On the left in a decorated oval medallion, a portrait of Queen Louise-Marie. At the bottom, in a brown rectangle, the text of Law is printed on two lines. The note has two signatures with The Director-Treasurer, Auguste Jean-Baptiste Hubert Marie Serruys and The Governor, Jean Jadot. Description of the back: printing in green and brown with many guilloche patterns in the frame and with the texts in Dutch except the issuing institute. The specimen is known overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red on the left and numbered "F 000000". Series: C - R3. Banknote printed at 13,425,000 copies, but very rare to find.