Pick: #1 , The Banknote Book: B101
Katanga. Government of Katanga. 1961 Provisional Issues. Date: 15.05.1961. Dimensions: 100 x 58 mm. Watermark: no. Material: paper. No security thread. Printer: National Bank of Belgium. Front and back printing in green and brown. Description of the front: decorative frame made up of rosettes. Texts in French. Value "5" in the corners. View of a river bank with an Impala in the left foreground. Date in the center in black. Prefix and numbering in black. Text prohibiting the counterfeiting of banknotes at the bottom center. Combinations of signatures with an Administrator and The Chairman: Firmin Peigneux / Hector Martin. Description of the back: decorative frame composed of rosettes. Texts in French. Value "5" in the corners and in the center. Rare.
Note: this banknote overprinted in red "GOUVERNEMENT KATANGA" on the front and back of a banknote from the Banque d'Émission du Rwanda et du Burundi was not found in good grade. The visual illustration therefore corresponds to a banknote from Rwanda and Burundi without the overprint for Katanga!