About #13 - 5 francs type 1942
Belgian Congo. Bank of the Belgian Congo. 1940-1952 Issues. Banknote identical to Pick # 4. Dimensions: 102 x 80 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: no. Printer: Waterlow & Sons Ld, London Wall, London. No security thread. The note is dated 10-06-42 in red in the upper margin. Dichromy print on front and back, mainly red and green. Texts in French. Description of the front: frame of guilloche patterns with the value "5" repeated in the corners. In the center, the issuing institute "BANK OF THE BELGIAN CONGO" and below the value "CINQ FRANCS" and the words "PAYABLES AT SIGHT". Black overprint in the center: "SECOND ISSUE - 1942". On the left, a young woman seated on a stone column holds a distaff. A child is next to her and both look at a beehive on the ground. On the right, a coat of arms with a Congolese star printed in blue as a security background. The banknote number is printed twice in black. The signatures are printed in red. At the bottom, the article of the penal code is printed on three lines at the edge of the frame. A single combination of signatures with The Deputy Officer in Africa René Goeman and The Officer in Africa Richard Baseleer. Description of the back: printing in red monochrome. Guilloche frame with the value "5" on the sides. In the center in a medallion, an elephant and a hippopotamus in the jungle. Texts in Dutch above and below. Black overprint in the center: "TWEEDE UITGIFTE - 1942". The specimen is known unnumbered, overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black diagonally. Another specimen is known unnumbered, overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black horizontally.