Pick: #51 , The Banknote Book: B237 , Other: #MK546
Bank of Morocco. Provisional issue of 1959 in Dirhams and francs. Work by A. Maillart / Munier and engraving G. Beltrand for the front and A. Maillart / Rafine and engraving by A. Marliat for the back. Dimensions: 170 x 110 mm. Watermark: A lion's head in profile. Multicolored front and back printing on white paper. Front: Banknote identical to Pick # 49 but with a surcharge "CINQUANTE DIRHAMS" in red in the center and in Moroccan on the watermark. Frame decorated with rich motifs framing a view of the city of Fez and its minaret with the Middle Atlas Mountains in the background. The initial value in figures and in letters, as well as the mention "State Bank of Morocco" are printed in dark blue. The numbering and the alphabet are repeated at the bottom and at the top in small clear cartridges and are printed in black, as well as the date of issue. At the bottom, the law article is printed in orange in a yellow cartridge. Verso: view of the Bénimellal dam. All texts are printed in brown. One type of signatures: Guessous / Spitzer / Oudot. No known specimens.