Pick: #18 , The Banknote Book: B217 , Other: #MK407b
Tunisia. French administration. Bank note from Algeria overprinted "Tunisia" in vertical on the right. According to the 20 francs Algeria Type 1912 but reduced in size. Issue period: 02-02-1945 to 07-05-1945. Creation date: 08-01-1943. Work by Duval and engraving by Romagnol. Dimensions: 125 x 92 mm. Watermark: "BANK OF ALGERIA" repeated continuously on the surface of the note. Front and back: polychrome print predominantly purple and blue. Description of the front: background composed of arabesques in rehearsal. The signatures, numbering, date of issue and the “Tunisia” surcharge in vertical on the right are printed in black. The banknote does not have a control number! The wording of the issuing institute "BANQUE DE L'ALGÉRIE", the value "TWENTY 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. Only one type of signature is known with De Roux, The Secretary General and Sebald, The Chief Cashier. At the bottom, the value "20" and article 139 of the Penal Code are printed in light blue. Back description: purple frame decorated with arabic patterns. In the center, two young boys, one kneeling and the other standing, frame a yellow medallion with a rhombus decorated and containing the value "20" printed in dark purple. In the background, a prickly pear and a doum palm. No confirmed specimen for this Type.