About #3 - 500 francs type 1960 First Issue
Mali. Bank of the Republic of Mali. 1960-1967 Issues. First Type. Dimensions: 140 x 88 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: no. Printer: Statni Tiskarna Cenin, Prague, Czechoslovakia. No security thread. The note is dated September 22, 1960. Front and back printing in duotone mainly red. Texts in French. Description of the front: security background composed of a small repeated floral motif in red and blue gradient. Guilloche frame with the value "500" oblique in the corners. In the center at the top, the words "BANK OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALI" are printed in the frame. Below, a frieze composed with the words "FIVE HUNDRED FRANCS" in repetition. The value in letters, the date of issue and the signatures are printed in red. The banknote number and series are printed in red. At the bottom, the article of the penal code is printed on one line. On the left, an official portrait of President Modibo Keita. Asingle combination of signatures with the Minister of Finance, Attaher Maïga and The Governor of the Bank, Lamine Sow. Description of the back: guilloche frame with the value "500" oblique in the corners. In the center, a young Tuareg in traditional costume poses in front of a tent at the entrance of a village. No specimen known for Type.
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