About #4 - 5,000 francs type 1974 Gabon
Gabon. Bank of Central African States (BEAC). 1974-1984 Issues. Dimensions: 163 x 86 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: Derby elk head. Printer: Bank of France. No security thread. The note is undated. Multicolored front and back print, predominantly brown and yellow. Texts in French. Description of the front: background composed of repeating graphic patterns forming waves. In the center at the top, the words "GABONESE REPUBLIC" is printed in black in a light yellow cartridge. Below, the full banknote number is printed in black. The value "5000" is printed in black in the upper corners. The signatures, number and series of the note are printed in black. In the center, under the watermark, the value in letters "FIVE THOUSAND FRANCS" is printed in black in a light yellow cartridge. On the left, a magnesia uranate factory and in the center, the open pit uranium mines of Mounana. On the right, a portrait in costume of Omar Bongo Ondimba. Two combinations of signatures printed in black with The Governor and A Auditor. Description of the back: background composed of repeating African motifs. The value "5000" is printed in black in the upper corners. In the center at the top, the wording of the issuing institute "BANK OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES" is printed in black in an orange cartridge. On the left, a Pongwe mask and on the right, a Bakongo ancestor statue. In the center, symbols of town planning, industry and forestry. On the right, a minaret and above, a small horseman from Chad. At the bottom right, the article of the penal code is printed in black in a yellow cartridge. The specimen is known as overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black diagonally with a specimen number below. The note is numbered “O.00 - 00000” and perforated “SPECIMEN” vertically on the right. This note is also known without signatures: Series P.1. Rare.