Pick: #45 , The Banknote Book: B302 , Other: #LK206
French West Africa. Issuing Institute of French West Africa and Togo. 1955-1960 Issues. 50 francs Type 1956. Work by Monique Cras. No date. Printer: Bank of France, Paris. Dimensions: 118 x 76 mm. Watermark: Peulh shepherd's head in profile. Front and back: multicolored printing. On the front: three young women conversing. On the left in the background, there is a sculpture and a rider in front of a Sudanese house. At the top of the note in the center in blue, the issuing institute "ISSUING INSTITUTE OF F.W.A AND TOGO". The value “50” is printed in blue in a yellow rectangle and repeated in the upper corners. The numbering and signatures are printed in black. A single type of signatures with The President, Robert Tezenas du Montcel and The Director General, Robert Julienne. On the back: an African dancer adjusts his ceremonial hairstyle. The value “50” is printed in blue in a yellow-green rectangle and repeated in the upper corners. At the top on three lines, the issuing institute "ISSUING INSTITUTE OF FRENCH WEST AFRICA AND TOGO" is printed in dark blue in a yellow-orange cartridge. On the left, the area reserved for the watermark in a rectangle and below, the article of the Penal Code is mentioned in a yellow-green cartridge. The specimen is numbered "O.0-00000", perforated "SPECIMEN" and bearing the signatures of R. Tezenas du Montcel and R. Julienne. Photographic prints in black and white front/back and six more or less successful printing proofs of the front are known in private collection.