Pick: #88 , The Banknote Book: B121 , Other: #M009
Belgium. German occupation. Societe Generale de Belgique. 1915-1918 issue. Banknote issued between 02-01-1915 and 14-07-1917. Withdrawn from circulation in 1944. 5 francs Type 1915 (Ref. TBB: # B121 or Pick: # 88). Work by Max Weber. Dimensions: 105 x 65 mm. Printer: National Bank of Belgium. Watermark: no, but patterns of wavy lines in the paper. Front and back: polychrome print predominantly green, blue and purple on the back. Description of the front: guilloche frame with small rosettes in the corners. The wording of the issuing institute and the value in letters are printed in French and in green. The date and the number of the note are printed in red and below the following mention: "This note will be exchanged at the option of the holder against a banknote of the same import from the National Bank of Belgium at the latest three months after the conclusion of the peace ". On the left in an oval medallion, a portrait of Queen Louise-Marie and below, the text of Law is printed on two lines. The note has two signatures with The Director-Treasurer, Auguste Jean-Baptiste Hubert Marie Serruys and The Governor, Jean Jadot. Description of the back: printing in purple and olive-green of many guilloche patterns with the texts in Dutch. The specimen is known dated "13-1-15" and numbered "J 000000". Series: A - X. Banknote printed at 17,862,000 copies.