1962 Congo Democratic Republic Belgian Congo Ruanda-Urundi Central Bank 1000 Francs Banknote Pick 2a Good Very Fine or Much Better
Description: A good very fine or much better banknote from the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the 15 February 1962 one thousand Francs currency note issued by the Central Bank of the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi. The banknote is purple on multicolored underprint. The front depicts the image of an African man at left and notation as to the fact that the note was issued by the Monetary Council of the Republic of Congo to the right. There is an image of men in a canoe on a river in the center at the bottom, The front also shows the date, serial number and denomination all in French, but has no signatures. The back red and has the image of a water buck drinking in a stream. The back also shows the denomination and the name of the issuing bank in Flemish language. The note has no watermark that we could find. It is dated 15.02.62. This particular note has the serial number CM0726403, which is displayed twice in black on the front. Please carefully review scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 15. 02. 62 (February 15, 1962).
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. of London, England.
Size: The banknote measures ~7 1/4" by ~4 1/8".
Pick Number: P 2a.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a good very fine or much better with all the details being well preserved. The note has several folds, both vertical and horizontal, it has general wrinkling and is soiled with a few minor and small stains. The note may have been flattened. The note also has general signs of light roughness along the edges but no tears or splits. The note has no splits, no pinholes, no graffiti, and minimum wear to the edges. The note still retains some of it original stiffness but lost most of its original sheen. The corners are intact with rounding, bumps, and creases. This is a nice example of this rather interesting note, which would make a nice addition to your collection. Please view the scan presented for additional condition information.