20 Francs

Features

Country Belgian Congo & Ruanda-Urundi
Type Standard banknote
Year 1952
Value 20 Francs (20)
Currency Franc (1887-1967)
Composition Paper
Size 138 × 87 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 23
  • 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

Seven oarsmen in dugout canoe on lake with jungle in background, flanked by palm trees. Stars in corners. Date at bottom. French text.

Lettering: Banque Centrale du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi Vingt Francs Payable a Vue Le Premier Directeur Le Gouverneur 20 Francs Le Contrefacteur est puni de servitude penale

Engraver: Thomas de la Rue Limited. London

Reverse

2 elephants with handlers dragging a log from forest at centre. Two more elephants in background at right. Palm trees left and right. Blue. Flemish text

Lettering: Centrale Bank van Belgisch- Congo en Ruanda- Urundi Twintig Frank Betaalbaar op Zicht De Eerste Directeur De Gouverneur 20 Frank De Namaker Wordt met Strafoienst Gestraft

Engraver: Thomas dela Rue Limited. London

Watermark

Elephant Head

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1952-Jul-1 

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