Pick: #32 , The Banknote Book: B312
Belgian Congo. Central Bank of Belgian Congo and Rwanda-Burundi. 1952-1960 issues. Dimensions: 150 x 80 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: leopard head. Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co Ld, England. No security thread. Front and back printing predominantly red, green and yellow. Texts in French. Description of the front: frame composed of guilloche shapes in repetition with the value “50” repeated in the corners. At the top border, the issuing institute "CENTRAL BANK OF BELGIAN CONGO AND RWANDA-BURUNDI", then the value "FIFTY FRANCS", the words "PAYABLES AT SIGHT" and a Congolese star on the right printed in yellow. On the left, the watermark and the date of issue in black. In the center, a modern industry scene of a textile factory with workers at work. Bottom center, a composition of rosettes in green and yellow with the signatures printed in black. The series and banknote number are printed twice in black. The article of the penal code is printed on a line in the frame. A single combination of signatures with A Officer Firmin Peigneux and The Governor Hector Martin. Description of the back: frame composed of geometric patterns and guilloche shapes with the value "50" in the corners. On the left and in the center, two men work on their loom. In the background, three seated people chat in front of the house in a traditional village. On the right, the watermark. Texts in Dutch. The signatures on the front are shown in black. Several types of specimens: see the "Variants" section.