Pick: #29 , The Banknote Book: B309
Belgian Congo. Central Bank of Belgian Congo and Rwanda-Burundi. 1952-1960 Issues. Dimensions: 185 x 106 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: antelope head. Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co Ld, England. No security thread. Front and back printing predominantly purple and brown. Texts in French. Description of the front: frame composed of guilloche forms in rehearsal. The value "1000" is repeated in the corners. A security background is made up of small scrolls intertwined in repetition and a large rose in pink and blue in the center of the note. On the sides, the Congolese star is printed in yellow. On the upper border, the issuing institute "CENTRAL BANK OF BELGIAN CONGO AND RWANDA-BURUNDI", then the date of issue in black and below, the value "THOUSAND FRANCS", the words "PAYABLES AT SIGHT" and the signatures printed in black. Below, a scene at the edge of a river with palm trees, two men in dugouts and houses. On the left in a medallion with a decorated outline, the profile portrait of a young Moliro man. The series and banknote number are printed twice in black. On the right, the watermark. At the bottom, the article of the penal code is printed on a line in the frame. Two combinations of signatures with The Senior Officer and The Governor. Description of the back: frame composed of geometric patterns and guilloche shapes in repetition with the value "1000" repeated above and below the watermark on the left. Texts in Dutch. In the center, a waterbuck antelope quenches its throat by the edge of a river. Below, the signatures on the front are shown in black. Several types of specimens: see the "Variants" section.