Pick: #26 , The Banknote Book: BEAC B12
Cameroon. Bank of Central African States. Republic of Cameroon, 1985-1992 Issues. Date: 1-01-1986. Dimensions: 155 x 78 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: sculpture. Printer: François-Charles Oberthur Fiduciary (FCOF). No security thread. The banknote is put into circulation from 1-01-1986. Multicolored front and back printing predominantly blue and purple. Texts in French. Description of the front: security background with printing of relief patterns. At the top center, the words “République du Cameroun (Republic of Cameroon)” are printed in dark blue. Below, the full banknote number is printed in black. In the center, a map of the countries of Central Africa with small miniature drawings illustrating each country. On this version, the outline of the borders of Chad is this time complete and the drawing of the first merchant ship has been deleted to allow the Bioko Island of Equatorial Guinea to be seen (see Pick: # 9). The value in letters "MILLE FRANCS" is printed in dark blue at the top of the card. The value "1,000" is printed in white with a blue outline in the upper corners. The signatures, number and serial are printed in black. On the left, a wooden sculpture of two stylized antelopes and the filigree next to it. On the right, a costumed portrait of Paul Bita, President of Cameroon. Three combinations of signatures printed in black with The Governor and The Censor. Description of the back: outline composed of geometric shapes in blue and purple. At the top center, the wording of the issuing institute “BANQUE DES ÉTATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE” is printed in dark blue with a white outline. On the left, an elephant and in the center, an African landscape with a giraffe and five antelopes. The value "1,000" is printed in white with a blue outline in the opposite angles. On the right, the filigree and a wooden sculpture representing a seated ancestral figure. At the bottom center, the article of the penal code is printed in a light green cartouche.