About #12 - 500 francs type 1973
Mali. Central Bank of Mali. 1970-1984 Issues. Dimensions: 130 x 85 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: portrait of President Mamadou Konaté. Printer: Bank of France. No security thread. The note is undated. Multicolored front and back printing, predominantly brown and green. Texts in French. Description of the front: on the upper border, a decorative frieze with the value "500" printed in blue in the corners. In the center, the issuing institute "CENTRAL BANK OF MALI" is printed in blue in a light yellow cartridge. Below, the banknote number printed in black and the watermark. The signatures are printed in black in the drawing. On the left, a young Malian soldier wearing a beret drives an earthmoving machine with two other vehicles on the right. Six combinations of signatures known to the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer. At the bottom, the series and number are printed in black in green cartridges and the value in letters is printed in blue on a yellow background in the center. Description of the back: decorative frieze composed of diamonds in the upper part. The value "500" and the issuing institute "BANQUE CENTRALE DU MALI" are printed in blue on a yellow background. The drawing represents a caravan of camels in the Gao region. At the bottom right, the article of the penal code is printed on three lines in a yellow cartridge. The specimen is known as overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black diagonally with a four-digit specimen number below. The note is numbered "O.00 - 00000" and perforated "SPECIMEN" in vertical on the left.