About #1 - 10,000 francs type 1971 Gabon
Gabon. Central bank. 1971 Issues. Engraving of the front by Combet. Dimensions: 170 x 92 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: Derby elk head. Printer: Bank of France. No security thread. The note is undated. Multicolored front and back print, predominantly brown, red and green. Texts in French. Description of the front: background composed of golden graphic shapes in repetitions. In the center at the top, the words "GABONESE REPUBLIC" is printed in orange in a light green cartridge. Below, the full banknote number is printed in black. The value “10000” is printed in orange in the upper corners. The signatures, number and series of the ticket are printed in black. On the left, a carved wooden mask. In the middle, the watermark and on the right, the view of an open-air manganese mine. On the right, a portrait in costume of Omar Bongo Ondimba. The value in letters "TEN THOUSAND FRANCS" is printed in orange at the bottom next to the portrait. A single combination of signatures printed in black with The Chief Officer, Claude Panouillot and The Chairman, Georges Gautier. Description of the back: bottom composed of a diamond-shaped grid. The value “10000” is printed in orange in the upper corners. In the center at the top, the wording of the issuing institute "CENTRAL BANK" is printed in orange in a light green cartridge. Two carved wooden Bakota statues on the sides. Plowing scene in the center with a peasant on his tractor. At the bottom right, the article of the penal code is printed in a yellow cartridge. The specimen is known as overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black diagonally with a specimen number below. The note is numbered “O.00 - 00000” and perforated “SPECIMEN” vertically on the right.