About #4 - 1000 francs Type 1959
Central Bank of the West African States. 1959 Issue without Code Letter. 1000 francs Type 1959. Work by Clément Serveau and engraving by C. Beltrand for the front and Baudier for the back. Printer: Bank of France, Paris. Dimensions: 159 x 103 mm. Watermark: young African in profile. Front and back: multicolored print, mainly blue, yellow and orange. On the front: in the center, an African couple. The woman is wearing a colorful scarf and jewelry. On the right, a stylized antelope mask decorated with abstract patterns. At the top of the bill in the center in dark blue, the issuing institute "CENTRAL BANK OF THE WEST AFRICAN STATES". The value "1000" is printed in dark blue in the two upper corners. The numbering, date and signatures are printed in black. A single type of signatures with The President, Robert Tezenas du Montcel and The Director General, Robert Julienne. On the back: on the left, a mature African men with beard in the foreground of lush vegetation with fruits, cotton bolls and exotic flowers. A rope suspension bridge crosses a river towards a village on the opposite bank. The value "1000" is printed in purple on an orange background in the upper corners. Above, the issuing institute "CENTRAL BANK OF THE WEST AFRICAN STATES" is printed in dark blue in a frame. At the bottom of the note, the article of law of the Penal Code is printed on four lines in a yellow rectangle. The specimen is dated "00-00-0000", numbered "O.00-00000", unperforated and includes the signatures of R. Tezenas du Montcel and R. Julienne. Another specimen is dated “00-00-0000”, numbered “O.00-00000”, perforated “SPECIMEN” vertically and includes the signatures of R. Tezenas du Montcel and R. Julienne. A last specimen is identical to the previous one, but with a "SPECIMEN" overprint with a black stamp and a four-digit specimen number affixed obliquely on the left side of the banknote. Signatures of Alpha Ba Bocar and Robert Julienne.