Pick: #30 , The Banknote Book: B117 , Other: #LK175
French West Africa. Bank of West Africa. 1942-1943 Issues. 25 francs Type 1942. Printer: E. Wright Bank Note Co, Philadelphia. Dimensions: 120 x 72 mm. Watermark: No. Front: two-color printing, predominantly green and black. Back: two-color print, mainly orange and blue. On the front: black frame composed of abstract shapes with the value “25” printed in white in rosettes at the corners. On the left in a medallion, bust of a young woman from the front on a green security background with the acronym "BANQUE DE L'AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE (BANK OF WEST AFRICA)" in rehearsal. In the center of the note in curved letters, the issuing institute "BANQUE DE L'AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE". Below, the value in figures and the value in letters arranged in a rosette and in a decorated cartouche. The numbering and signatures are printed in black. Below, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in black. A single type of signature with The Secretary General, Pierre Bourceret and The Comptroller General, Claude Bottin. On the back: dark blue frame composed of abstract shapes with the value in figures in the corners. In the center, in a composition of rosettes on an orange background, an airplane flies over the ocean near a coast with palm trees. Above, the title “BANQUE DE L'AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE” in capital letters. Below, the issue date "DECEMBER 14, 1942" and the value in words. For the first Type, the specimen is known numbered "A 0000000" and stamped in red. For the second Type, the specimen is known numbered "A1-0000". Proofs are known single-sided front/back and numbered "A1-0000". A note is known numbered "T 0834673" with perforations "CANCELLED" and a handwritten number 149 on the front right.