About #3 - 5,000 francs type 1974
Central African Republic. Bank of Central African States. 1974-1976 Issues. Engraving by Combet. No date. Dimensions: 163 x 86 mm. Material: Paper. Watermark: Antelope head. Printer: Bank of France. No security thread. Multicolored front and back printing predominantly brown, yellow and orange. Texts in French. Description of the front: Frame made up of repeating geometric shapes and forming waves. At the top center, the words "CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC" in black printed in a cartridge. Below, the full banknote number printed in black. The value "5000" is printed in the upper corners. The signatures, number and serial are printed in black. On the right, a portrait of Jean-Bédel Bokassa in military uniform. In the background, a scene of mechanized harvesting and workers in a field. The value in letters "CINQ THOUSAND FRANCS" is printed in black at the bottom center. Two combinations of signatures printed in black with "Le Directeur Général (The Chief Officer)" and "Un Censeur (Auditor)". Description of the back: Background made up of repeating African motifs. The value "5000" is printed in black at the top corners. At the top center, the wording of the issuing institute “BANK OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES” is printed in black in an orange box. On the left, a Pongwe mask and on the right, a statue of Bakongo ancestor. In the center, symbols of town planning, industry and forestry. On the right, a minaret and above, a small silver horseman from Chad. At the bottom right, the article of the penal code is printed in black in an orange cartridge. The specimen is known overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black diagonally with a specimen number below. The banknote is numbered "O.0 - 00000" and perforated "SPECIMEN" vertically on the left.