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50 Francs

Features

Country Belgian Congo
Type Standard banknote
Years 1943-
Value 50 Francs (50)
Currency Franc (1887-1967)
Composition Paper
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 16
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Black on multicolor underprint. Woman at right.

Lettering:
BANQUE DU CONGO BELGE
SERIE SERIE
EMISSION
SERIE SERIE
CINQUANTE FRANCS
PAYABLE A VUE
L'ADMINISTRATEUR DELEGUE DE AFGEVAARIDGE BEHEERDER
LE GOUVERNEUR
DE GUVERNEUR
LA LOI PUNIT LE CONTREFACTEUR DES TRAVAUX FORCES
AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY

Reverse

Leopard at centre.

Lettering:
BANK VAN BELGISCH CONGO
UITGIFTE
VIJFTIG FRANK
BETAALBAAR OP ZICHT
DE NAMAKER WORT DOOR DE WET MET DWANGARBREID GESTRAFT
AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY

Comments

Without watermark.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
P#16s Specimen. Like a, c, d, f, g, h, i, j. Punch hole canceled.
ND (1943)  P#16a Serial number repeated five times. Without EMISSION overprint. Series A,B.
ND (1943)  P#16b Serial number repeated 4 times. Overprint: EMISSION-1943. Series C
ND (1945)  P#16c Overprint: EMISSION 1945. Series D
ND (1946)  P#16d Overprint: EMISSION 1946. Series E
ND (1947)  P#16e Overprint: EMISSION 1947. Series F
ND (1948)  P#16f Overprint: EMISSION 1948. Series G,H.
ND (1949)  P#16g Overprint: EMISSION 1949. Series I, J, K, L.
ND (1950)  P#16h Overprint: EMISSION 1950. Series M, N, O, P.
ND (1951)  P#16i Overprint: EMISSION 1951. Series Q, R, S, T.
ND (1952)  P#16j Overprint: EMISSION 1952. Series U, V.

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