About #8 - 10,000 francs type 1978
Central African Republic. Bank of Central African States - Central African Empire. 1978-1979 Issues. Engraving: Herouard for the front and Combet for the back. No date (1978). Dimensions: 170 x 92 mm. Material: Paper. Watermark: Antelope head. Printer: Bank of France. No security thread. Multicolored front and back printing predominantly brown and green. Texts in French. Description of the front: Frame made up of repeating geometric shapes. At the top center, the words "CENTRAL AFRICAN EMPIRE" printed in red in a cartouche. Below, the full banknote number printed in black. The value "10000" is printed in red in the upper corners. The signatures, number and serial are printed in black. On the right, a portrait of Jean-Bédel Bokassa in ceremonial uniform and the 7 stars, emblem of the Marshalate. In the center under the watermark, the sword, the cocked hat and the marshal's staff. The value in letters "TEN THOUSAND FRANCS" is printed in red at the bottom center. A single combination of signatures printed in black with "Le Directeur Général (The Chief Officer)", Christian Joudiou and "Un Censeur (Auditor)", Jean-François Ntoutoume Emane. Description of the back: Background made up of repeating diamond patterns. The value "10000" is printed in red in the upper corners. At the top center, the wording of the issuing institute “BANK OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES” is printed in black in an orange box. In the center, a scene of mechanized culture. On the sides, traditional symbols with a statuette and a Bakota sculpture. At the bottom right, the article of the penal code is printed in blue in a yellow cartridge. The specimen has not been found.