About #12 - 1000 francs type 1920
Belgian Congo. Bank of the Belgian Congo. 1912-1937 Issues. Dimensions: 160 x 102 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: elephant head. Printer: National Bank of Belgium. No security thread. The note is dated in black under the issuing institute. Front and back printing predominantly brown, light blue and yellow. Texts in French. Description on the front: safety background made of plants. Graphic frame with the number "1000" and the word "FRANCS" in repetition. On the right, the issuing institute "BANK OF THE BELGIAN CONGO" and below the value "THOUSAND FRANCS" and the words "PAYABLES AT SIGHT AT". Five possible emission locations printed in red: STANLEYVILLE, LÉOPOLDVILLE, MATADI, KINSHASA and ELIZABETHVILLE. On the left, two young naked men, one of whom turns his back. Between them, a little boy sits on a pedestal and holds a large squash in his hands. Below, the article of the penal code is printed on two lines. Above, a profile of a woman (Ceres?) wearing a tiara. On the left, the watermark. The banknote number is printed twice in black. The signatures are printed in black. Several combinations of signatures with The Officer or The Deputy Board Member and Officer and The Chairman. Description of the back: on the left, a woman of European type sits, pensive, with a lyre in hand. In the background, a decor of plants and insects. On the right, a wild landscape with a waterfall, an exotic bird, butterflies and a garland of fruits and plants. The value "1000" is printed at the bottom in a light blue cartridge. Texts in Dutch. The specimen is known as overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red on the diagonal front / back, undated, unsigned, unnumbered and perforated "CANCELLED" in horizontal. Another specimen is known as overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red on the diagonal front / back, undated, unsigned and unperforated.