Pick: #16 , The Banknote Book: B218
Belgian Congo. Bank of the Belgian Congo. 1940-1952 Issues. Dimensions: 150 x 95 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: no. Printer: American Bank Note Company (ABNC). No security thread. The note is undated. Front and back printing predominantly orange, green and purple. Texts in French. Description of the front: frame composed of repeating patterns with the value “50” repeated in the corners. Vegetation on the sides. On the upper border, the issuing institute "BANK OF THE BELGIAN CONGO" and below, the Congolese star printed in yellow in a blue rectangle. On the left, a large rosette containing the value "50" and the value in letters below. Overprint in red in the center with the issue and the year. On the right in an oval medallion, the portrait of a young African woman in profile in black and white. The series and banknote number are printed four times in red. The signatures are printed in black at the bottom. The article of the penal code is printed in white on a line in the frame. Several combinations of signatures with The Deputy Board Member and Officer and The Governor. Description of the back: frame composed of graphic shapes with the value "50" in the corners and on the sides. Texts in Dutch. Overprint in red at the center of the issue (UITGIFTE) and the year. In the center, a leopard walking in the jungle. Many types of specimens: refer to the "Variants" section.