About #3 - 1,000 francs type 1974 Gabon
Gabon. Bank of Central African States (BEAC). 1974-1984 Issues. Engraving on the front by Renaud. Dimensions: 157 x 81 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: Derby elk head. Printer: Banque de France. No security thread. The note is dated from 1978. Multicolored front and back print, mainly blue, purple and almond green. Texts in French. Description of the front: background composed of repeating graphic patterns forming diamonds. In the center at the top, the words "GABONESE REPUBLIC" are printed in purple in an almond green cartridge. Below, the full banknote number is printed in black. The value "1000" is printed in pink at the top corners. The signatures, number and series of the note are printed in black. In the center, under the watermark, a stern of a ship and a view of the Port Gentil oil refinery. On the right, a portrait in costume of Omar Bongo Ondimba. The value in letters "THOUSAND FRANCS" is printed in pink at the bottom center. Three combinations of signatures printed in black with The Chief Officer and A Auditor. Description of the back: background composed of a repeating pattern in the shape of waves in shades of blue. The value "1000" is printed in pink in the upper corners. In the center at the top, the label of the issuing institute "BANK OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES" is printed in pink in an almond green cartridge. Two carved wooden statues on the sides. In the center, some modern symbols of Gabon with two airliners, three trains and a working mine. In the bottom right, the article of the penal code is printed in blue in a light blue cartridge. The specimen is known overloaded "SPECIMEN" in red diagonally and numbered "W.12 - 000000000". Another specimen is known not overprinted, unperforated and numbered "0.9 - 000000000".