Pick: #33 , The Banknote Book: B313
Belgian Congo. Central Bank of Belgian Congo and Rwanda-Burundi. 1952-1960 Issues. Dimensions: 159 x 86 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: varieties. Printer: Waterlow & Sons Ld, London Wall, London. No security thread. Front and back printing predominantly green, light blue, brown and orange. Texts in French. Description of the front: security background composed of scrolls in rehearsal. The value "100" is repeated twice. On the upper border, the issuing institute "BANQUE CENTRALE DU CONGO BELGE ET DU RUANDA-URUNDI", the date of issue in black, then the value "CENT FRANCS", the words "PAYABLES AT SIGHT" and the signatures printed in black. Below, a colorful rosette window. On the left, the portrait of King Leopold II. The series and banknote number are printed twice in black. The article of the penal code is printed on a line at the bottom right. Two combinations of signatures with A Officer and The Governor. Description of the back: background composed of geometric patterns and guilloche shapes with the value “100” repeated twice. On the left, the watermark and in the center, a young woman and a young man weave baskets. On the right, a multicolored rosette containing a Congolese star in gray-green. Texts in Dutch. The signatures on the front are shown in black. The specimen is known dated "00-00-00", numbered "A 000000" and overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red diagonally front / back.