About #301F - 500 francs type 1993
Central African Republic. Bank of Central African States. 1993-2002 Issues. Dimensions: 140 x 75 mm. No date (1993). Material: Paper. Watermark: Man wearing a hat. Printer: Bank of France. Security thread. Multicolored printing on both sides, predominantly blue and brown. Texts in French. Description of the front: At the top center, the words “BANK OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES” is printed in black. Below, the value in letters "CINQ CENTS FRANCS" is printed in black. The full banknote number and the value "500" are printed in opposite angles. The letters "F" next to the values "500" indicate the issuing country code for the Central African Republic. In the center, an African countryside landscape with the huts of a village in the distance and a herd of zebus near a stream. On the left, the watermark and a stylized map of the countries of Central Africa. On the right, the profile portrait of a young shepherd. Three combinations of signatures printed in black with Le Gouverneur (The Governor) and Un Censeur (Auditor). Description of the back: At the top center, the wording of the issuing institute “BANK OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES” is printed in black. On the left, a Kota mask and in the center, a baobab tree and a herd of antelopes in the savannah. The value "500" is printed in the upper corners. On the right, the watermark. At the bottom left corner, the article of the penal code is printed in a light gray cartridge. No known specimen for the type.