Pick: #26 , The Banknote Book: B225 , Other: #MK431
Tunisia. French administration. This note is identical to the 1000 francs Type 1940 (Pick: # 20) but the title is changed to "Bank of Algeria Tunisia" and the date is printed at the bottom of the note and no longer at the top. Creation date: 02-09-1946. Work by Léon Carre and engraving by G. Beltrand for the front and Émile Deloche for the back. Dimensions: 193 x 131 mm. Watermark: a European woman's head in profile. Printer: Bank of France. Front and back: polychrome print, mainly yellow, red and green. Description of the front: in the foreground on the right, a family of farmers and their dog. In the background, a plowing scene in the Algerian countryside. The label of the issuing institute "BANK OF ALGERIA TUNISIA" is printed in blue. The value in letters "THOUSAND FRANCS" is printed in red. The signatures, numbering and date of issue are printed in black. Bottom center, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed on three lines. Only one type of signature is known with The Director General, Jacques Brunet, The Chief Cashier, Jan Couquet and The Secretary General, Roger-Emmanuel Delahaye. Description of the back: texts in French and Arabic. On the left, an allegory of France represented by a bust of young brunette woman. Above, a bunch of grapes climbs along the frame. Under the bust, a sheaf of wheat and many local fruits arranged on the ground. On the right, an old man seated seems to be looking at a dam and the Atlas mountains in the distance. Bottom center, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in Arabic. There are many types of specimens with and without watermarked paper, with large and small margins and the "SPECIMEN" overprint in red are of various sizes. This note was issued only for Tunisia.