About #85 - 1000 francs type 1914
Belgium. National Bank of Belgium. Issue of 1914, series "Current accounts". Banknote issued on 08-27-1914 and withdrawn from circulation on 09-10-1944. 1000 francs Type 1914 (Ref. TBB: # B543 or Pick: # 85). Put into circulation on 08-09-1914. Work by Max Weber. Dimensions: 222 x 135 mm. Printer: National Bank of Belgium. Watermark: no. Front and back: printing in brown. Description of the front: a frame of guillochis and repetitive graphic patterns. In the center, the labels, the value in figures "1000" roughly in the center and the value in letters "FRANCS" on each side. All texts are printed in French and in brown. Only the banknote number is printed in red. On the left in an oval medallion, a portrait of Leopold I in military costume. At the bottom of the frame, the text of Law is printed on three lines. The note has two signatures with The Treasurer, Antoine Babau and The Governor, Théophile de Lanstsheere. Description of the back: a guilloche frame and small rosettes surround a security background in which we can guess a large rosette with the numerical value printed in the center. All texts are in Dutch and printed in brown. The specimen is known with a red overprint "SPECIMEN" in vertical on the left margin, dated "27-8-14" and numbered "001A-000". Series: 001A to 003R. Note printed in only 50,000 copies. Very very rare!