Pick: #99 , The Banknote Book: B554 , Other: #M041
Belgium. National Bank of Belgium. 1927-1947 Belga Issue. Banknote issued between 01-03-1927 and 25-03-1927. Removed from circulation on 06-01-1950. 50 francs - 10 belgas Type 1909 (Ref. TBB: # B554 or Pick: # 99). Designed by Constant Montald and engraved by Édouard Biet. Dimensions: 160 x 98 mm. Printer: National Bank of Belgium. No security thread. Watermark: National Bank of Belgium and head of Minerva. Front and back: polychromy print with predominantly olive-green, blue, orange and black. Description of the front: All texts are in French. On the left side, an allegory of Agriculture represented by a seated man placing his hand on a large scythe. In the background, cows and a decor of trees and plants. On the right side, in front of a forest setting, a winged Belgian lion and two women symbolizing the Law, hold a large open book placed on the steps of a staircase. The wording of the issuing institution, the value, the date, the banknote number and the signatures are printed in black. The text of the Law is printed in green at the bottom of the composition in a clear frame. A single type of signature with Le Trésorier, Henry Stacquet and Le Gouverneur, Louis Franck. Description of the back: The texts are printed in Dutch in the center of the composition. On the left, a Belgian lion stands next to a seated woman. This symbolizes "Intelligence and Work" and holds in his hands a scepter and a book. On the right, three other young women symbolize "Art, Science and Commerce". We find the text of the law printed in Dutch at the bottom of the composition in an orange frame. Known specimen with overprint "SPECIMEN" in red, dated "02-09-27" and numbered "0000B 000000000". Known series: 007 to 123. Less than a month of emission: very rare! Banknote identical to Pick: # 68 but without the raised arabesque motif on the border.