About #6 - 5,000 francs type 1984 Gabon
Gabon. Bank of Central African States (BEAC). 1984-1991 Issues. Dimensions: 162 x 84 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: sculpted mask. 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 colored geometric shapes. 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. On the left, a carved wooden mask. In the center, the watermark and on the right, the huts of a village and dugout canoes by the water. On the right, a young woman carries a basket of fronds on her back. The value in letters "FIVE THOUSAND FRANCS" is printed in black at the bottom center. Two combinations of signatures printed in black with The Governor and A Auditor. Description of the back: background with geometric patterns in the shape of diamonds. The value "5000" is printed in dark gray in the upper corners. In the center at the top, the label of the issuing institute "BANK OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES" is printed in dark gray in a light yellow cartridge. On the right, a Pluriac or Kissanga, a typical instrument from West Africa. In the center, a plowing scene with a peasant on his tractor. On the right, pylons and wagons suspended from an operating mine. Bottom center, the article of the penal code is printed in a yellow cartridge. The specimen is known as overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black diagonally with a specimen number below. The note is numbered "O.000 - 000000000" and perforated "SPECIMEN" vertically.