Algeria. French administration. Bank of Algeria. Issuing period: 1873 to 1925. Creation date: 03-07-1873. Work by Guillaume Cabasson and engraving by Charles Wullschleger. Dimensions: 129 x 90 mm. Watermark: "Bank of France with a lion in the center walking to the right and the value in figures on both sides". Printed in Clermont-Ferrand. Front: Blue monochrome printing on white paper. The signatures, numbering, alphabet and value in letters are printed in black. The date of issue and the value are printed in blue. In the frame above, two serpents entwined with a crescent moon in the center. On the left, the god Mercury seated and holding in his hand his caduceus. Right, a peasant sitting and holding a sickle in his hand. SIx variants of signatures with the Secretary General and the Chief Cashier.Bottom in the center in an ornamented medallion, Article 139 of the Penal Code. The value "5" in numbers is repeated four times in the corners of the frame. Back: Monochrome printing in blue. Frame decorated with arabic motifs with the value "5" in figures repeated four times in the corners. At the top center, a lion's head. In medallions from left to right, a head of Mercury and a head of Hercules seen in profile. In the middle, the value in letters in French and in Algerian. Below, a moon cruiser with the star of the Southern Cross. Specimen of the issued note known with the signatures Moyse/Biron and dated January 9, 1919. Essay with watermark on the 5 franc note Type 1903. For the years 1924 and 1925, the dates are framed by a letter. Many counterfeits are known for this banlnote!