1961 Banknote from Congo National Bank of Congo 500 Francs Pick Number 7a Good Fine or better
Description: A nice fine or much better 500 francs banknote issued by the National Bank of Congo. The note, which is dated 1 December 1961, is lilac in color with pink and green tones. It depicts a mask to the left of the front. The back is more of a brown color with again hints of red and blue and depicts a long building on the bottom. The front has the denomination in the center in both numerals and spelled out. The front also has one signature, the date and the serial number. The note was issued by the Congo Democratic Republic. This particular note has the serial number 485489 shown twice in black and is series A/3. The note has a watermark depicting a bird's head and has a security thread right of center. Please carefully review the scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Size: Measures ~6 1/4" by ~2 3/4".
Pick Number: P 7a.
Condition: For international buyers, please note that the new US postal rates for overseas shipping for first class shipments are generally very high and we are unable to change them. Additional charges will be incurred depending on the value of the item. So please check the shipping cost to your location before bidding. I would grade the note as a good fine or much better. The note shows circulation with many folds, creases, wrinkling, and general soiling. The note may have been lightly pressed. The note has no major objectionable stains. The paper retains some of its original stiffness. Edges show general roughness, has some nicks at the ends of the folds but has no tears or splits. The colors of the note are clear and but are dull in appearance. The corners are intact but show general rounding and creasing. Note has no graffiti or pinholes. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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