About #95 - 500 francs Purple type 1944
Algeria. Allied Occupation. Bank of Algeria. Creation date: 15-09-1944. Work by Georges Duval and engraving by Romagnol. Dimensions: 196 x 119 mm. Watermark: text with "Bank of Algeria" continuously horizontally. Front and back: polychrome print, predominantly purple and orange. Description of the front: in the foreground on the left, two young naked boys. The first sits on the ground and holds in his hand a traditional bendir, a percussion instrument. The other boy, standing, picks berries from a bush. On the right, a camel driver armed with his moukhala, a traditional Maghreb rifle, rests with his mount squatting beside him. The wording of the issuing institute "BANQUE DE L'ALGÉRIE", the value "CINQ CENTS FRANCS" and the signatures are printed in purple. The numbering and date of issue are printed in black. Bottom center, in decorated medallions, the value "500" and article 139 of the Penal Code printed in purple. Only one type of signature is known with Routaboul, The Assistant Director General, Sebald, The Chief Cashier and Bérino, The Inspector General. Description of the back: an allegory of France represented by a young woman seated under an olive tree. Beside her on the left is a sword, an open book she seems to be pointing to, and scrolls of parchment in the grass. She puts her other hand on the shoulder of a young naked child who hands him an orange. Near the child on the right, two large jars and a bunch of fruit on the ground. At the bottom, in a pediment, the value “500” is printed twice in purple with an inscription in Arabic beginning with these words: "bismi Allahi ar-raHmani ar-raHiimi (in the name of Allah the most merciful of the merciful ...)". The specimen is known as overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red diagonally on the front and back. The note is watermarked, signed Bérino / Routaboul / Sebald, dated "00-0-0000" and numbered "0.000 - 000".
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