Pick: #117 , The Banknote Book: B145 , Other: MK39
Algeria. Bank of Algeria. 1956-1958 Issues. 500 francs type 1958. Date: January 2, 1958 to April 25, 1958. Dimensions: 159 x 82 mm. Watermark: Ram's head in profile. Material: Paper. No security thread. Printer: Bank of France. Multicolored front and back printing, predominantly green and yellow. Description of the front: Griffon vulture and tawny eagle. Prefix and numbering in black. Texts in Arabic. Only one combination of signatures is known with Pierre Gandy, The Secretary General and Antoine Civier, The General Cashier. Description of the back: Arabesques. Young shepherd and his flock. Basket and agave plant. Texts in French. This note will be reused in 1964 by the Central Bank of Algeria for a 5 dinars type 1964 (Pick # 122).