Algeria. French administration. Bank of Algeria and Tunisia. Creation date: 03-01-1950. Work by Robert Pougheon (1886-1955) and engraving by Camille Beltrand. Dimensions: 159 x 82 mm. Watermark: profile of a Moorish woman in a square medallion on the left. Front and back: polychrome print predominantly blue-green and brown. Description of the front: the wording of the issuing institute "BANQUE DE L'ALGÉRIE ET DE LA TUNISIE" is printed in a blue-green square in the center. The value "500" is repeated twice in the upper corners. The numbering, signatures and date of issue are printed in black. On the right on the front, a head of Bacchus, Roman god of shepherds and herds and a head of a ram at his side. In the background, we can see a vine and a bunch of grapes on the left. In the same place, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed on three lines in an orange cartridge. Two variants of signatures are known with The Secretary General and The General Cashier. Description of the back: a scene of work in the fields is represented after an old mosaic with two peasants and their agricultural tools. The value “500” written in Arabic is printed in dark brown in the upper corners. At the bottom of the note, article 139 of the Penal Code written in Arabic and other inscriptions. The specimen is known with a new type of perforation "SPECIMEN" in vertical at the location of the watermark. The bill is watermarked, signed Civier / Delahaye, dated "00-0-0000" and numbered "O.00 - 000". In 1952, the date of issue is framed by two letters which will then be deleted.