About #17 - 1,000 francs type 1981
Rwanda. National Bank of Rwanda (Banki Nasiyonali y'u Rwanda). 1981-1982 Issues. 1,000 francs Type 1981. Date: July 1, 1981. Dimensions: 157 x 70 mm. Watermark: crowned crane head. Material: Paper. No security thread. Printer: Thomas De la Rue (TDLR), London, England. Front and back: Polychrome printing predominantly brown, pink, blue and green. Description of the front: background made up of repeating patterns with the value in the corners. Prefix and numbering in black. On the right, two dancers in traditional costume. Texts in French. Combinations of signatures in black with the Administrator, Jean-Baptiste Ngirabacu and the Governor, Jean Berchmans Birara. Description of the back: Background made up of patterns with the value in the upper corners. On the left, a family of gorillas in front of a view of Lake Kivu. Texts in Kinyarwanda. Replacement notes with ZZ prefix.