About #8 - 100 francs type 1941 AFL
French Equatorial Africa (FEA). Free French Africa. Type BAO 1936 modified. Banknote issued in 1942 but undated. Work of Sébastien Laurent and engraving by Hourriez. Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co, London. Dimensions: 163 x 95 mm. Watermark with a woman's head in profile. Front and back: Multicolored print predominantly purple, brown and yellow. On the front: a frame composed of repetitive geometric shapes. On a lattice background, two young Aboriginal women wear jewelry and a traditional headdress. Top center in blue, the sending institute "FRENCH FREE AFRICA". The value "100" is printed in blue in the upper left corner. In the opposite corner, a French flag printed all in blue. Numbering and signatures are printed in black. Only one type of signatures: For the Defense Council, Gal de Larminat and the Director of Finance, Pierre Denis. On the back: vegetal composition with in the foreground, a young indigenous woman carrying a basket on her head. On the right, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in a white cartridge. Specimens on issued notes with a "SPECIMEN" surcharge in red and diagonally front and back and punched "114". 60 copies only according to Maurice Kolsky. Known copies: C265,868, D350,801, E445,193, K975749, Q521,686. Another specimen numbered "A000 001 - Q560 000" with "SPECIMEN" perforated horizontally at the bottom. Three known specimens for Cameroon: series F and G. Other Reference: TBB (The Banknote Book): B203.
100 francs type 1941 AFL