Pick: #13 , The Banknote Book: B210
Katanga. National Bank of Katanga. 1962 Issues. Ministerial Decree No. 50/385. Date: 17.04.1962. Dimensions: 146 x 70 mm. Watermark: elephant. Material: paper. Solid security thread. Printer: Johan Enschedé and Zonen, Netherlands. Multicolored front and back printing with predominantly purple. Description of the front: decorative background made up of geometric patterns. Texts in French. Value "500" in the corners. On the right, a man makes crosses out of Katanga metal using a rudimentary oven. Date and place in purple green in the center. Prefix and numbering in red. Watermark on the left in a rosette with a colored outline. Combination of signatures for the Board of Chairmans: Placide Kitambala / Mwilambwe. Description of the back: decorative background composed of small repeating patterns. Texts in French. On the right, a large rose window made up of tribal masks and spears. Article of the penal code prohibiting the counterfeiting of banknotes at the bottom right under the watermark.