500 Francs

Features

Issuer Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Period Administrative union (1926-1962)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1953-1955
Value 500 Francs (500)
Currency Franc (1887-1967)
Composition Paper
Size 170 × 105 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 211157
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References P# 28
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Woman on right. River in centre.

Lettering:
BANQUE CENTRALE DU CONGO BELGE ET DU RUANDA - URUNDI
CINQ CENTS FRANCS
PAYABLES À VUE
LE PREMIER - DIRECTEUR LE GOUVERNEUR
LE CONTREFACTEUR EST PUNI SERVITUDE PÉNALE
BRADBURY, WILKINSON S C° L° NEW MALVERN, SURREY , ENGLAND

Translation:
CENTRAL BANK OF BELGIAN CONGO AND RUANDA - URUNDI
FIVE HUNDRED FRANCS
PAYABLE AT SIGHT
THE FIRST - DIRECTOR THE GOVERNOR
THE COUNTERFACTOR IS PUNISHED CRIMINAL SERVITUDE
BRADBURY, WILKINSON S C ° L ° NEW MALVERN, SURREY, ENGLAND

Reverse

Okapi in centre

Lettering:
CENTRALE BANK VAN BELGISCH-CONGO EN RUANDA-URUNDI
DE NAMAKER WORDT MET
STRAFDIENST GESTRAFT
VIJF
HONDERD
FRANK
BETAALBAR OP ZICHT
DE EERSTE - DIRECTEUR DE GOUVERNEUR

Translation:
CENTRAL BANK OF BELGIAN-CONGO AND RUANDA-URUNDI
THE NAMAKER BECOMES WITH
CRIMINAL SERVICE PENALTED
FIVE
HUNDRED
FRANC
PAYABLE AT SIGHT
THE FIRST - DIRECTOR THE GOVERNOR

Watermark

Lion

Printer

Bradbury Wilkinson and Company, United Kingdom (1856-1990)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1953  P#28a 15.03.1953, 15.04.1953.
1955-Jan-01  P#28b

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