Pick: #105 , The Banknote Book: B568 , Other: #M110
Belgium. National Bank of Belgium. 1927-1947 Belgas Issues. Banknote issued between 22-11-1929 and 28-08-1942. Removed from circulation on 09-10-1944. 10,000 francs - 2000 Belgas Type 1929 (Ref. TBB: # B568 or Pick: # 105). Designed by Constant Montald and engraved by Édouard Biet. Dimensions: 223 x 135 mm. Printer: National Bank of Belgium. No security thread. Watermark: King Leopold I in profile. Front and back: polychromy print with dominant yellow, blue and pink. Description of the front: All texts are in French. On the left in the upper part, Ceres leads a quadriga over a rich graphic composition in which we guess a group of four women. In the center, the Belgian lion is lying on a pedestal with the values in numbers and letters printed in dark blue below in an orange frame. On the right in the upper part, Neptune with his trident leads another quadriga over a composition identical to that on the left with four other women. The date, banknote numbers and signatures are printed in black. The note includes three variants of signatures with The Treasurer and The Governor. Description of the back: all texts are printed in Dutch. The back is printed in polychromy and composed of a group of four women who illustrate the four seasons of the year with pruning, sowing, harvesting wheat and harvesting. At the bottom of the composition, we find the signatures printed in a red frame. The specimen is known for the Type with an overprint "SPECIMEN" in diagonal red, numbered "000.Z 00000000" and dated "00-00-00". Known series: 008 to 0061. The 10,000-franc note is the largest denomination ever issued in belgian francs.