Pick: #2 , Other: #LK212
Central Bank of the West African States. 1959 Issue without Code Letter. 100 francs Type 1959. Work by Clément Serveau. Printer: Bank of France, Paris. Dimensions: 130 x 85 mm. Watermark: woman's head from the front. Front and back: multicolored print, mainly red, yellow and brown. On the front: a young girl with braided hair and decorated with jewelry poses in front of her village. On the left, a Baoulé mask and in the center the area reserved for the watermark. At the top of the note in the center in dark blue, the issuing institute "CENTRAL BANK OF THE WEST AFRICAN STATES". The value "100" is printed in red in a yellow rectangle and repeated in the upper corners. The numbering, date and signatures are printed in black. Two variants of signatures with the President and the Chief Executive Officer. On the back: a young African girl with braided hair seems lost in thought! The value “100” is printed in red in a pale yellow rectangle and repeated in the upper corners. Above, the issuing institute "CENTRAL BANK OF THE WEST AFRICAN STATES" is printed in dark blue in a yellow-orange cartridge. On the right, the value in letters is printed in dark blue. Two variants of the texts of the Penal Code: that of 1959 begins with "Article 139 ..." and the second begins with "The authors ...". At the bottom of the bill, a Dahomean-inspired sculpture. A specimen for Mali is known dated “00-00-0000”, numbered “0.00 D 00000” with the signatures of R. Tezenas du Montcel and R. Julienne. Another specimen for Benin is known dated "00-00-0000", numbered "0.000 B 00000" with the signatures of M'Kaitirat and R. Julienne and "SPECIMEN" printed in black: "# 0027".