Pick: #32 , The Banknote Book: B119 , Other: #LK177
French West Africa. Bank of West Africa. 1942-1943 Issues. 1,000 francs type 1942 Purple. Printer: ABNC (American Bank Note Company). Dimensions: 156 x 88 mm. Watermark: No. Front: multicolored print, mainly purple and pale green. On the front: purple frame composed of abstract shapes with the value "1000" repeated in the angles in white and oblique in rosettes. In the center on a pale green security background, a view of the economic port of Dakar with a locomotive, a docked boat and dockers at work. At the top of the frame, the issuing institute "BANQUE DE L'AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE (BANK OF WEST AFRICA)" printed in white and below the value in letters. The numbering is printed in red, the date and signatures are printed in purple. Below the edge of the frame, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed very small on one line. On the sides, the numerical value is repeated twice. One single type of signature with The Secretary General, Pierre Bourceret and The Comptroller General, Claude Bottin. On the back: purple frame composed of abstract shapes with the value "1000" repeated in the angles in white in rosettes. In the center, the letters "BAO" are surrounded by a laurel wreath and two purple rosettes. The numerical value is repeated on the sides. At the top, the issuing institute "BANQUE DE L'AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE" is printed in purple in capital letters. The specimen is known numbered “A1-000” with two “SPECIMEN” overprints in red on the values on the front. A issued note numbered "S.12-314" is known with perforations "CANCELLED" and a handwritten number "149" in blue pen on the front right. A uniface proof of the front is known. Single-sided proofs are known front/back, but not numbered and pale pink in color (bank records).