About #401L - 500 francs Type 1993 Gabon
Gabon. Bank of the Central African States (BEAC). 1993-2002 Issues. Dimensions: 140 x 75 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: man wearing hat. Printer: Bank of France. Solid security thread. The banknote was put into circulation from 12-07-1993. Multicolored front and back print, predominantly blue and brown. Texts in French. Description of the front: in the center at the top, the words "BANK OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES" are printed in black. Below, the value in letters "FIVE HUNDRED FRANCS" is printed in black. The complete banknote number and value “500” are printed at opposite angles. The letters "L" next to the values "500" indicate the country of issue code for Gabon. In the center, a landscape of African countryside with the huts of a village in the distance and a herd of zebus near a stream. On the left, the watermark and a stylized map of the countries of Central Africa. On the right, the profile portrait of a young shepherd. Two combinations of signatures printed in black with The Goveror and A Auditor. Description of the back: in the center at the top, the label of the issuing institution "BANK OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES" is printed in black. On the left, a Kota mask and in the center, a baobab and a herd of antelopes in the savannah. The value "500" is printed in the upper corners. On the right, the watermark. Below in the left corner, the article of the penal code is printed in a light gray cartridge. No specimen known for Type.