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About :#6 - 20 francs Type 1912

Tunisia. French administration. Banknote from the Bank of Algeria overprinted "Tunisia" vertically. Issuing period: 1918 to 1942. Creation date: 02-01-1914. Work by Duval and engraving by Romagnol. Dimensions: 163 x 105 mm. Watermark: profile of a Moorish woman in a large medallion. In a small medallion above: Arabic inscription in a crescent. Front and back: polychrome print, predominantly purple and green. Description of the front: background composed of arabesques in rehearsal. The signatures, numbering and date of issue are printed in black. The wording of the issuing institute "BANQUE DE L'ALGÉRIE", the value "VINGT FRANCS" and the date of issue in Arabic are printed in purple in the center. On the right in a decorated medallion, the portrait of an Algerian woman in traditional costume and the "Tunisia" overprinted in black and vertical. Four variants of signatures are known with The Chief Cashier and The Secretary General. At the bottom, the value "20" and article 139 of the Penal Code are printed in light blue. Description of the back: frame decorated with Arabic patterns with an inscription in Arabic in a pediment at the top. In the middle, two young boys, one kneeling and the other standing, frame a medallion with decorated rhombus and containing the value "20" printed in purple. In the background, a prickly pear and a dwarf palm. The specimen is known as overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red and vertically to the left on the front. The note is watermarked, signed Penalva / Moyse, dated "0-2-1296" and numbered "0.000 - 000". The same specimen is known unsigned. The note dated 1920 is very rare: only two copies are known: 12-12-1920 and 28-12-1920 (Source: F. Virecoulon).

Signatures #1 : Moyse/Biron. known Dates: 3-8-1914, 10-8-1941, 12-12-1920, 28-12-1920.
Signatures #2 : Moyse/Penalva. known Dates: 20-2-1929, 26-2-1929, 31-3-1929, 17-4-1929, 23-4-1929, 31-5-1929
Signatures #3 : Archambaud/Penalva. known Dates: 6-7-1938, 16-7-1938, 2-8-1938, 8-9-1938, 12-9-1938, 15-9-1938, 28-10-1938, 2-11-1938, 9-11-1938, 14-11-1938, 7-2-1939, 14-2-1939, 15-2-1939, 23-2-1939, 1-3-1939, 3-3-1939, 7-3-1939, 8-3-1939, 14-3-1939, 20-3-1939, 21-3-1939.
Signatures #4 : De Roux/Sebald. known Dates: 30-4-1941, 2-5-1941, 17-5-1941, 14-10-1941, 23-10-1941, 31-10-1941, 4-11-1941, 5-11-1941, 12-11-1941, 17-11-1941, 18-11-1941, 25-11-1941, 27-11-1941, 1-12-1941, 2-12-1941.

Banknotes :Bank of Algeria (1900-1920)

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