20 francs Type 1942 Belgian Congo


Pick: #15A , The Banknote Book: B216

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Belgian Congo. Bank of the Belgian Congo. 1940-1952 Issues. Banknote identical to Pick # 15. Dimensions: 140 x 90 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: elephant head. Printer: Thomas de La Rue and Cie Limited, London (TDLR). No security thread. The note is dated 10-03-42 in black in the center. Front and back printing predominantly purple, orange and yellow. Texts in French. Description of the front: frame composed of repeating patterns with the Congolese star repeated in the corners and the "BCB" monogram on the sides. On the upper border, the issuing institute "BANK OF THE BELGIAN CONGO" and below the value "TWENTY FRANCS" and the words "PAYABLES AT SIGHT". Below, a large pirogue with seven paddlers in action on the Congo River at dusk. Black overprint in the center: "SECOND ISSUE - 1942". On the right, the watermark. At the bottom left, the value "20 FRANCS". The series and banknote number are printed twice in black. The signatures are printed in black. At the bottom, the article of the penal code is printed on a line in the frame. A single combination of signatures with The Deputy Officer in Africa René Goeman and The Officer in Africa Richard Baseleer. Description of the back: frame identical to the front with the Congolese star repeated in the corners and the monogram "BCB" on the sides. Texts in Dutch. In the center, two Congolese mahouts and their elephants tow a tree trunk with chains. The signatures are shown in black on the back. Black overprint in the center: "TWEEDE UITGIFTE - 1942". The specimen is known numbered "E 000000" and overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red diagonally front / back.

Banknotes :Bank of the Belgian Congo (1940-1952)

pick#12A 2 francs type 1943 non émis
pick#13 5 francs type 1942
pick#13A/13B 5 francs type 1943-1952
pick#14 10 francs type 1941
pick#14B 10 francs type 1942
pick#14C 10 francs type 1943
pick#14D/14E 10 francs type 1944-1952
pick#15 20 francs type 1940-1950
pick#15A 20 francs type 1942
pick#15B 20 francs type 1943
pick#16 50 francs type 1942-1952
pick#17 100 francs type 1944-1951
pick#18 500 francs type 1929
pick#18A 500 francs type 1942
pick#19 1000 francs type 1944
pick#19A 5000 francs 1950 non émis
pick#20 10000 francs type 1942
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