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100 Francs

Features

Country Belgian Congo
Type Standard banknote
Years 1944-1951
Value 100 Francs (100)
Currency Franc (1887-1967)
Composition Paper
Size 157 × 100 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 17
  • 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

People riding elephants in centre.

Lettering:
BANQUE DU CONGO BELGE
CENT FRANCS
PAYABLES A VUE
LE GOUVERNEUR
L'ADM DÉLÉGUÉ
LA LOI PUNIT LE CONTREFACTOR
DES TRAVAUX FORCES
WATERLOW & SONS LIMITED, LONDRES

Translation:
BANK OF BELGIAN CONGO
ONE HUNDRED FRANCS
PAYABLE AT SIGHT
THE GOVERNOR
THE DELEGATED ADMIN
THE LAW PUNISHES THE COUNTERFITTER
FORCED WORK
WATERLOW & SONS LIMITED, LONDON

Reverse

Three ankole cattle on right with herdsman in centre

Lettering:
BANK VAN BELGISCH CONGO
HONDERD FRANK
BETAALBAAR OP ZICHT
DE AFG. BEHEERDER DE GOUVERNEUR
DE NAMAKER WORDT DOOR DE WET MET DWANGARBEID GESTRAFT.
WATERLOW & SONS LIMITED, LONDRES

Translation:
BANK OF BELGIAN CONGO
ONE HUNDRED FRANK
PAYABLE AT SIGHT
THE AFG. ADMINISTRATE THE GOVERNOR
THE COUNTERFITTER IS PUNISHED BY FORCED LABOR BY LAW.
WATERLOW & SONS LIMITED, LONDON

Watermark

Bust of zebra

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1944  P#17a 10.05.1944
1944  P#17b Overprint DEUXIEME EMISSION-1944. 10.06.1944
1946  P#17c 11.03.1946
1947  P#17c 10.04.1947
1949  P#17d 16.07.1949
1949  P#17d 14.09.1949
1951  P#17d 13.03.1951
1951  P#17d 07.09.1951

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