About #114 - 100 NF/10000 francs Gulls Type 1959
Algeria. French administration. Bank of Algeria and Tunisia. Provisional issue. By the decree of December 27, 1958, France introduced the "Nouveaux Francs (New Francs)". This change took effect on January 1, 1960. A 1NF is equal to 100 "old" francs. Algeria is also affected by this change, and as in mainland France, the old denominations are overloaded in red in the watermark "CONTRE-VALEUR DE / 100 / NOUVEAUX FRANCS" in French on the front and in Arabic on the back. 1,500,000 issued notes. Work by Robert Pougheon and engraving by Piel and Armanelli for the front and Beltrand for the back. Dimensions: 225 x 115 mm. Watermark: ram's head in a diamond-shaped medallion. Front and back: blue color polychrome printing. Description of the front: the wording of the issuing institute changes and becomes “BANQUE DE L'ALGÉRIE ET DE LA TUNISIE” printed in black. The value “10000” is printed in dark blue on light blue rectangles in the upper corners. The numbering, signatures and date of issue are printed in black. In the center, a group of flying seagulls and the three signatures. Below, the value in letters is printed in dark blue in an orange and blue cartridge. On the left, a compass rose with article 139 of the Penal Code printed in an orange cartridge. In the background, a view of the Bay of Algiers and the Atlas Mountains at the time of the Portuguese and Spanish domination. Only one combination of signatures is known with Civier, The Cashier General, Watteau, The Governor and Gandy, The Secretary General. Back description: arabesque columns on the sides. In the center, a view of a quay in the port of Algiers with local goods being loaded. The wording of the issuing institute "BANQUE DE L'ALGÉRIE ET DE LA TUNISIE" is printed in Arabic. At the top of the note, the value “10000” is written in Arabic and repeated in the corners. The specimen is known as perforated "SPECIMEN" vertically to the right of the watermark and with "SPECIMEN" and a specimen number printed in black on the left. The note is watermarked and signed Delahaye / Watteau / Civier.
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