Pick: #9 , The Banknote Book: B204
Belgian Congo. Bank of the Belgian Congo. 1912-1937 Issues. Work by A.Hallet and engraving by M. Horvath for the back. Dimensions: 130 x 85 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: elephant head. Printer: National Bank of Belgium. No security thread. The note is dated in black at the bottom border. Front and back printing predominantly brown, purple and yellow. Texts in French. Description of the front: frame decorated with small patterns with the Congolese star in the corners. In the center, the issuing institute "BANK OF THE BELGIAN CONGO" and below the value "TEN FRANCS" and the words "PAYABLES AT SIGHT AT". In the center, scene of a market in Usumbura in Burundi. On the right, the watermark. The banknote number is printed in black. The signatures are printed in black. At the bottom, the article of the penal code is printed on a line in the frame. A single combination of signatures with The Deputy Board Member and Officer René Guillaume and The Chairman Louis Franck. Description of the back: frame with the Congolese star in the corners. On the left, the watermark. In the center, a savannah landscape with a herd of antelopes. Texts in Dutch. The specimen is known overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red on the diagonal front and back and numbered "A 000000". Another specimen is known without overprint, without perforation and numbered "A 000000".