Pick: #91 , The Banknote Book: B124 , Other: #M096
Belgium. German occupation. Societe Generale de Belgique. 1915-1918 issue. Banknote issued between 18-09-1915 and 26-10-1918. Withdrawn from circulation in 1944. 1000 francs Type 1915 (Ref. TBB: # B124 or Pick: # 91). Dimensions: 222 x 135 mm. Printer: National Bank of Belgium. Watermark: no, but patterns of wavy lines in the paper. Front and back: polychrome print predominantly orange and olive green. Description of the front: guilloche frame with four rosettes in the corners. All texts are in French. The label of the issuing institute is printed in olive green and the value in numbers and letters is printed in orange. The date, the banknote number and signatures are printed in black. In the center, a large floral motif surrounds the value and the banknote number. Below, the following statement: "This note will be exchanged at the option of the holder for a note of the same import from the National Bank of Belgium at the latest three months after the conclusion of the peace". On the left in an oval medallion decorated with patterns, a self-portrait in the hat of the painter Pierre Paul Rubens. At the bottom in the center frame, in an olive-green rectangle, the text of the Law is printed on two lines. The note has two signatures with The Director-Treasurer, Auguste Jean-Baptiste Hubert Marie Serruys and The Governor, Jean Jadot. Description of the back: printing in olive-green and orange with many guilloche patterns and the value in figures repeated in the frame. The texts are in Dutch. On the sides, two rosettes contain the acronym "SGB" of the issuing institute. The specimen is known dated "18-9-15" and numbered "000A-000000". Series: A001 - Y011. Banknote printed in 404,000 copies. Very rare note.