Pick: #20 , The Banknote Book: B224
Belgian Congo. Bank of the Belgian Congo. 1940-1952 Issues. Uniface note. Dimensions: 225 x 114 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: Bank of the Belgian Congo / Bank van Belgish Congo and a Congolese star. Printer: Waterlow & Sons Ld, London Wall, London. No security thread. Front printing predominantly light green. Texts in French and Dutch. Description of the front: security background composed of a light green graphic pattern. On the upper border, the issuing institute "BANK OF THE BELGIAN CONGO". Below, the value "TEN THOUSAND FRANCS" and the words "PAYABLES AT SIGHT" translated into two languages. In the center, the value “10.0000” in a gray medallion and framed by two “BCB” monograms. A Congolese star is printed below. The note is dated 10-03-42 in black. The article of the penal code is printed in black on a line at the bottom. A single combination of signatures with The Deputy Officer in Africa René Goeman and The Officer in Africa Richard Baseleer. No back. The specimen is known dated "03-10-42" and twice overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red diagonally on the front. This note would only have been used in interbank transactions.