About #10 - 20 francs type 1912
Belgian Congo. Bank of the Belgian Congo. 1912-1937 Issues. Dimensions: 141 x 90 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: elephant head. Printer: National Bank of Belgium. No security thread. The note is dated in black at the top border. Front and back printing predominantly green and yellow. Texts in French. Description of the front: frame decorated with small patterns. In the center, the issuing institute "BANK OF THE BELGIAN CONGO" and below the value "TWENTY FRANCS" and the words "PAYABLES AT SIGHT AT". In the center, a woman, allegory of Europe, holds a mass placed on an anvil and by her side an African holds an elephant tusk. Above left in a medallion, a profile of a European woman wearing a tiara. Below, a coat of arms containing the Congolese star in yellow. On the right, the watermark. The banknote number is printed twice in black. The signatures are printed in black. The article of the penal code is printed in the center on three lines under the number "20". Several combinations of signatures with The Officer or The Deputy Board Member and Officer and The Chairman. Description of the back: frame with the value "20" in the corners and in green in bigger on the sides. On the left, the watermark. In the center, a view of the huts of a village located on the banks of the Congo River and a canoe on the water with its two passengers. In the center, in the security background, a decorated coat of arms containing the Congolese star. Texts in Dutch. The specimen is known overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red diagonally, undated, unsigned and perforated "CANCELLED" in horizontal. Another specimen is known undated, unnumbered, overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red diagonally front / back and overprinted "ELIZABETHVILLE".