Pick: #14 , The Banknote Book: B110 , Other: LK597
Central African Republic. Bank of Central African States. 1985-1991 Issues. Dimensions: 150 x 75 mm. Dates: 1985 to 1991. Material: Paper. Watermark: Carving of seated figure. Printer: François-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire. No security thread. Multicolored front and back printing predominantly orange, brown and yellow. Texts in French. Description of the front: Security background made up of geometric shapes and volutes. At the top center, the words "CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC" are printed in brown. Below, the full ticket number is printed in black. The value "500" is printed in blue and brown in two opposite angles. The signatures, number and serial are printed in black. On the left, the filigree and on the right, a wooden sculpture representing an ancestral figure with an offering bowl on the head and a vase next to it. On the right, a stylized flower contains the value "500" and above, the value in letters is printed in brown. Two combinations of signatures printed in black with Le Gouverneur (The Governor) and Un Censeur (Auditor). Description of the back: Security background made up of geometric shapes, volutes and a rose window in the center. In the foreground, a seated young man sculpts a mask. Two finished sculptures are placed on the right. The value "500" is printed in white and brown in opposite angles. At the top center, the wording of the issuing institute “BANK OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES” is printed in brown. On the right, the filigree and other wood carvings. At the bottom center, the article of the penal code is printed in a cartridge.