Pick: #21 , The Banknote Book: B108 , Other: #LK161/#LK162
French West Africa. Bank of West Africa. 1933-1945 Issues. 5 francs Type 1934 with face value in dark blue. Work by Sébastien Laurent and engraving by Deloche. Printer: Bank of France, Paris. Dimensions: 120 x 80 mm. Watermark: head of a young African man from the front. Front and back: multicolored print, mainly green, yellow and red. On the front: frame composed of repetitive red geometric shapes. Floral composition background with in the foreground, a front portrait of a young native girl wearing a hat and necklaces. Above in the center in blue, the issuing institute "BANQUE DE L'AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE (BANK OF WEST AFRICA)". The value "5" is printed in dark blue in the two upper corners. The numbering and signatures are printed in black. Two variants of signatures with the President and the Chief Executive Officer. Back: African at work on his loom. At the bottom, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in a yellow cartridge. Specimen known on issued note, perforated with signatures of A. Duchêne / E. Poilay. Two single sided front / back proofs are known on fiduciary paper with wide margins, without watermark, pasted on a cardboard page with windows, dated "00-00-0000", numbered "0.000-000" and bearing the handwritten signature of Beltrand. A proof on the front is known unsigned and unnumbered.