Government General of French Equatorial Africa. Issue of necessity. Banknote issued October 17, 1917 by decree but undated. Work of L. Leclerc. Dimensions: 115 x 75 mm. Printer: Imprimerie Chaix of Paris. Watermark: 50 centimes or laurels. Front and back: monochrome printing in green. Front: security background with the text "GOVERNMENT GENERAL OF FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA" written continuously. Frame with floral composition and decorations. The numerical value "50" is repeated four times in the corners in circular medallions. The 6- or 7-digit numbering and signatures are printed in black. In the center at the top, the words "GENERAL GOVERNMENT OF FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA". Below, the value in letters "50 CENTIMES".Three variants of signatures: The Treasurer Paymaster General and The Governor General. At the bottom center, rectangular cartridge receiving the numbering. Back: security background with the text "GENERAL GOVERNMENT OF FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA" continuously. Frame with floral composition and decorations. The value in numbers "50" is repeated four times in the corners in medallions. In the center at the top, the words "GOVERNMENT GENERAL OF FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA" in floating banners. Below, the three letters "AEF" intertwined. At the bottom in a rectangular striped cartridge, the value "50 CENTIMES". Variants of the note known without numbering and perforated with holes (1 to 3) at the location of signatures and numbering. Proof of printing without signatures and without numbering. Other Reference: TBB (The Banknote Book): B101.
Signatures # 1 : Pujol / Angoulvant.
Signatures # 2 : Pujol / Augagneur.
Signatures # 3 : Grillon / Augagneur.