Pick: #83 , The Banknote Book: B541 , Other: #M023
Belgium. National Bank of Belgium. Issue of 1914, series "Current accounts". Banknote issued on 08-27-1914 and withdrawn from circulation in 1944. 20 francs Type 1914 (Ref. TBB: # B541 or Pick: # 83). Put into circulation on 12-09-1914. Work of Max Weber. Dimensions: 135 x 100 mm. Printer: National Bank of Belgium. Watermark: no. Front and back: printing in brown, purple and blue. Description of the front: a guilloche frame and repetitive graphic patterns surround a light blue security background with the value in figures "20" roughly in the center and the value in letters "FRANCS" on each side. All texts are printed in French and in brown. Only the bankote number is printed in red. On the left in an oval medallion, a portrait of Leopold I wearing military uniform. At the bottom of the frame, the text of the Law is printed on two lines in a brown rectangle. The note has two signatures with The Treasurer, Antoine Babau and The Governor, Théophile de Lanstsheere. Description of the back: frame of guilloche patterns in rehearsal and texts in Dutch. The value in figures is printed in white in the center in a large rosette. The specimen is known with a red overprint "SPECIMEN" in vertical on the left margin, dated "27-8-14" and numbered "B 00000". Series: A to M. Note printed at 2,928,000 copies.