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About #32 - 5000 francs type 1943 (US)
State Bank of Morocco. American impressions. Issue of 1-8-1943. Printer: ABNC (American Bank Note Company). Dimensions: 200 x 115 mm. No watermark. Front and back printing in green on white paper with security background consisting of white and green wavy lines and random color dots in cyan, yellow, and magenta colors. Front: Composition of abstract figures characteristic of the ABNC printer's style. The numerical value is repeated four times in the corners in green floral medallions. The mention "State Bank of Morocco" is printed in green on a line in the upper part on the paper background. The value in letters and the article of law are printed in green at the bottom. Only the numbers and the alphabet are printed in red. Back: Green monochrome printing. Vignette composed of abstract figures and arabesques with a star of David placed in the center in a medallion of abstract forms. All texts are printed in green. Only one type of signatures: Guessous / Bapst / de Castelbajac. These are arranged in the center. The value in figures is repeated twice on the sides in two medallions of identical shape. The specimen is known with an oblique surcharge "SPECIMEN" in red on the front and back, dated 1-8-43 and numbered 000000 on note A1-000. Exemplary view: A.1-118. Another specimen is known without the "SPECIMEN" surcharge, dated 1-8-43 and numbered 000000 on A.1-000 alphabet note and perforated with three cancellation holes. Uniform front and back proofs not numbered and not perforated. Last known specimen with double oblique overprint of a black "SPECIMEN" stamp affixed by hand on the front on the W.16 alphabet and dated 1-8-43. Exemplary seen: W.16-933. Many counterfeits are known.