Pick: #85 , The Banknote Book: B131 , Other: MK28
Algeria. French administration. Bank of Algeria. Creation date: 03-07-1939. Date of issue: 05-03-1942. Work by Jacques Simon and engraving by G. Beltrand. Dimensions: 155 x 92 mm. Watermark: profile of a Moorish woman in an octagonal medallion on the right. Front and back: polychrome print, predominantly yellow, blue and orange. Description of the front: a blue and yellow floral frame with two ears of wheat on the sides and the value "100" printed in red in the upper corners. On the left, the portrait of a local notable in traditional costume. In the center at the top in the frame, the wording of the issuing institute "BANQUE DE L'ALGÉRIE". Below, the value “CENT FRANCS” and its translation into Arabic are printed in red. In the background, an Algerian house and a mountain landscape. The signatures, numbering and date of issue are printed in black. In the frame below, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in red in a cartouche. Only one type of signature is known with Escallier, The Director General, Sebald, The Principal Cashier and De Roux, The Secretary General. Description of the back: a frame decorated with bunches of grapes, dates and two palm branches, frame an Algerian country landscape with a mountain range and a hillside village. In the center, a peasant and his two oxen plow a field. Below, in a light blue frame, article 139 of the Penal Code is written in Arabic. Many types of specimens are known for this bill, see the list of variants.