Pick: #27 , The Banknote Book: B114 , Other: #LK168
French West Africa. Bank of West Africa. 1933-1945 Issues. 25 francs Type 1933-1939 with face value in red. Work by Sébastien Laurent and engraving by Émile Deloche. Printer: Bank of France, Paris. Dimensions: 140 x 90 mm. Watermark with a young woman's head in profile. Front and back: multicolored print, mainly red, yellow and blue. On the front: wall of a mosque with window in orange background with in the foreground, a front portrait of a young rider wearing a turban and his horse. Bottom center in blue, the issuing institute "BANQUE DE L'AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE (BANK OF WEST AFRICA)". The value "25" is printed in red in the upper corners. The numbering and signatures are printed in black. A single type of signature with The President, Georges Keller and The Director General, Edwin Poilay. On the back: a majestic lion poses in front of an arid landscape. At the bottom, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in a white cartridge. Specimen known on issued note, perforated with signatures of G. Keller / E. Poilay. Uniface proof of the front known not numbered, not watermarked and without signatures.