About #10 - 5 francs Type 1941 CCFL
French Equatorial Africa (FEA). Caisse Centrale de la France Libre. No date (1941). Work by Edmund Dulac. Dimensions: 114 x 73 mm. Printer: Bradbury and Wilkinson of London. Notes without watermark. No security thread. Front and back: printing in orange and red with a security background composed of geometric patterns repeated continuously. On the front: the value "5" is repeated on the left and right of the note. Numbering printed in dark blue. Signatures, values and labels are printed in red. In the center, in a dark red oval in the shape of an eye, a portrait of Marianne wearing a Phrygian cap in profile. Marine anchors with cross of Lorraine on both sides of the figure. Two signatures: The Chief Executive Officer: André Diethelm and The Chairman of the Supervisory Board: René Pleven. On the back: guillochages in the angles on a security background in pink orange gradient and in an oval article 139 of the Penal code framed by the value "5" repeated on the left and on the right. Ordinance of December 2, 1941. Issue of 1943 (October 27): series AB 030,001 - AB 1,000,000. The banknotes of the series AB 000,001 to AB 030,000 were lost at sea during a shipment to Djibouti on March 1, 1943 (source: Leclerc-Kolsky). 1944 issue (June 14): series AC 000,001 - AC 1,000,000. No issue for Cameroon. The specimen is known to only 53 copies with a black "SPÉCIMEN" overprint on the diagonal and a perforation "114" upside down. Copies seen: "AB104,025" and "AB124,412". Two other specimens are known numbered "AA000,001-AB1,000,000" and "AC000,001-AC500,000". These have a blue number "12,345" in the upper margin and are perforated horizontally "SPECIMEN" in small characters.
Note: identical banknote issued for Reunion and St-Pierre & Miquelon with different serial numbers.