About #16 - 5 francs type 1944 Signature Secretary
Tunisia. French administration. Bank note from Bank of Algeria overprinted "Tunisia" in vertical on the right. This banknote is identical to the 5 francs Type 1924 Algeria (Pick: #92) but with a reduced format. Issuing period: 1944 to 1945. Creation date: 02-10-1944. Work by Clément Serveau, engraving by Émile Deloche for the front and engraving by Rita Dreyfus for the back. Dimensions: 98 x 60 mm. Without watermark. Front and back: predominantly orange polychrome printing. Description on the front: orange security background composed of arabesques in rehearsal. The wording of the issuing institute "BANQUE DE L'ALGÉRIE", the value "CINQ FRANCS", the date of issue and the signatures are printed in blue on the left. Only the alphabet, the “Tunisia” overprint and the number are printed in black. The note does not have a control number! On the right, in a medallion, a front portrait of a young Muslim girl. Two types of signatures with The Secretary General, De Roux and the Principal Cashier, Sebald. Description of the back: a veiled Algerian woman carries a basket of fruit and in the background, a view of the port of Algiers with the Admiralty buildings. No specimen known for this Type.
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