Pick: #23 , The Banknote Book: B409 , Other: #LK534
French Equatorial Africa (FEA). Central Bank of Overseas France (CCFO). Banknote issued in 1946 but not dated. Work by William Fel and engraving Hourriez for the front and William Fel and engraving G. Regnier for the back. Printer: Bank of France. Dimensions: 144 x 78 mm. Watermark with Ceres head in profile on the right. Front and back: multicolored printing. Front: The issuing institute "Caisse Centrale de la France d'Outre-Mer", the value in figures and letters are printed in red. The numbering and the signature are printed in black. On the left, portrait of Belain d'Esnanbuc, French settler and buccaneer at the origin of the French presence in the West Indies. On the right a caravel sailing at full speed on the ocean. One signature: The Director General: A. Postel-Vinay. Back: Naked woman wearing jewelry and tribal decorations in front of a village hut. On the right, article 139 of the Penal Code printed in a clear cartridge. Specimen of the issued note numbered O.000 - 00000 with "SPECIMEN" perforated obliquely in the center of the bill. Another identical specimen with two vertical black wet pads on the front and back sides. Workshop proofs of the front undated, non-watermarked with G. Hourriez's handwritten signature in pencil.