Pick: #5B , The Banknote Book: B101D , Other: #LK22/#LK23/#LK24
French West Africa. Bank of West Africa. Senegal. 1918-1932 Issues. 5 francs Type 1918 "Dakar". Work by Henry Bellery-Desfontaines (DEL.) And engraving by Ernest Florian (SC.). Printer: Bank of France, Paris. Dimensions: 162 x 84 mm. Watermark: RF letters framing a caduceus surmounted by a bird. Front and back: multicolored print, mainly blue, red and yellow. On the front: graphic composition in security background. On the left, a lion seems to be lying on an octagon containing the watermark. The value "FIVE" is printed in blue in very large font in another octagon on the right opposite the first. Above, a set of locally produced objects. At the top center in red, the issuing institute "BANQUE DE L'AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE" printed in curve. The city of issue "Dakar" is printed in red or black by overprint with stamp. The value in letters and the date of issue are printed in red in the center. The numbering and signatures are printed in black. Five variants of signatures with An Administrator and The Director. On the back: printing in green monochrome. The texts are in Arabic and printed in green. A specimen is dated 16-5-1929. Another dated 12-14-1922 has not yet been found. The Specimen is also known dated September 1, 1932, perforated "SPECIMEN" vertically and numbered "000-0000".