Pick: #120 , The Banknote Book: B148 , Other: MK58
Algeria. Bank of Algeria. 1956-1958 Issues. Work by William Fel and engraving by Piel and Armanelli for the front and Beltrand for the back. Dimensions: 206 x 105 mm. Watermark: Profile of a Moorish woman in a square medallion on the right. Front and back: Polychrome printing predominantly yellow, orange and gray. Description of the front: The wording of the issuing institute changes and becomes “BANQUE DE L'ALGÉRIE”. This label and the values are printed in dark brown. The numbering, signatures and date of issue are printed in black. On the left, a profile head of Apollo, after a Roman sculpture discovered in 1910 and exhibited at the Musée de Cherchell. In the center, in a rectangle, a floral composition comprising the three signatures and the date of issue with and without letters framing the date. At the bottom, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed on two lines in a dark cartouche. Two combinations of signatures with The Cashier General, The Governor The Secretary General. Description of the back: In the center, a representation of the Triumphal Arch of Trajan located in Timgad (Pompeii of Africa). Below, the wording of the issuing institute “BANQUE DE L'ALGÉRIE” printed in Arabic. On the sides, several bas-reliefs and the value "50NF" written in Arabic in the lower corners. At the bottom of the note, between two stylized flowers in bas-relief, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in Arabic on a single line. The specimen is known to be perforated "SPECIMEN" vertically. A second specimen is known overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black diagonally.