Pick: #89 , The Banknote Book: B122 , Other: #M024
Belgium. German occupation. Societe Generale de Belgique. 1915-1918 issue. Banknote issued between 01-02-1915 and 11-10-1918. Withdrawn from circulation in 1944. 20 francs Type 1915 (Ref. TBB: # B122 or Pick: # 89). Dimensions: 137 x 88 mm. Printer: National Bank of Belgium. Watermark: no, but patterns of wavy lines in the paper. Front and back: polychrome print, mainly blue and brown-red. Description of the front: guilloche frame with many small rosettes in the corners and with the value in figures and the acronym "SGB". The wording of the issuing institute and the value in letters are printed in French and in blue. The date, the banknote number and the signatures are printed in red-brown. In the center, under the value in figures and letters, the following mention: "This note will be exchanged at the option of the bearer for a note of the same import from the National Bank of Belgium at the latest three months after the conclusion of the peace" . On the left in an oval medallion, a self-portrait with the hat of the painter Pierre Paul Rubens and below, the letter and the banknote number. At the bottom of the frame, the text of the Law is printed on two lines in a blue rectangle. The note has two signatures with The Director-Treasurer, Auguste Jean-Baptiste Hubert Marie Serruys and The Governor, Jean Jadot. Description of the back: print in dark blue and pink with many guilloche patterns in the frame and with the texts in Dutch. The specimen is known numbered "D 000000". Series: A - H. Banknote printed at 9,744,000 copies.