Pick: #35 , The Banknote Book: B315
Belgian Congo. Central Bank of Belgian Congo and Rwanda-Burundi. 1952-1960 Issues. Dimensions: 185 x 98 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: antelope head. Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co Ld, England. No security thread. Front and back printing predominantly blue, green and purple. Texts in French. Description of the front: frame composed of guilloche shapes in repetition with the value "1000" repeated in the corners. 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. A security background is made up of small scrolls intertwined in rehearsal and an aerial view of a current African village. On the left, an official portrait of King Baudouin in Lieutenant-General's uniform. The series and the banknote number are printed four times in black in the corners. On the right, the watermark. At the bottom, the article of the penal code is printed on two lines at the edge of the frame. A single combination of signatures with A Officer Firmin Peigneux and The Governor Hector Martin. Description of the back: frame and safety backing composed of geometric patterns and guilloche shapes in repetition with the value "1000" repeated in two opposite angles. Texts in Dutch. On the left, the watermark. In the center, a palm tree in front of the three huts of a traditional village. The signatures on the front are shown in black on the back. Several types of specimens: see the "Variants" section.