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20 Francs

Features

Country Belgian Congo
Type Standard banknote
Year 1946
Value 20 Francs (20)
Currency Franc (1887-1967)
Composition Paper
Size 140 × 89 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 15E
  • 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

7 people rowing boat in centre.

Lettering:
BANQUE DU CONGO BELGE
VINGT FRANCS
PAYABLES A VUE
L'Adm Délégué Le Président
20 FRANCS
LA LOI PUNIT LE CONTREFACTEUR DES TRAVAUX FORCES
THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY LIMITED, LONDON

Translation:
BANK OF BELGIAN CONGO
TWENTY FRANCS
PAYABLE AT SIGHT
The Delegate Adm The President
20 FRANCS
THE LAW PUNISHES THE COUNTERFITTER WITH HARD LABOUR
THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY LIMITED, LONDON

Reverse

Two people riding elephants used for logging in centre

Lettering:
BANK VAN BELGISCH CONGO
TWINTIG FRANK
De Afg Beheerder De Voorzitter
20 FRANK
DE NAMAKER WORDT DOOR DE WET MET DWANGABEID GESTRAFT
THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY LIMITED, LONDON

Translation:
BANK OF BELGIAN CONGO
TWENTY FRANK
The Afg Administrator The President
20 FRANK
THE COUNTERFITTER IS PUNISHED WITH FORCED LABOUR
THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY LIMITED, LONDON

Watermark

Bust of Elephant

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1946  10.04.1946

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