Bank of Belgian Congo 1942 Ten Francs Banknote Pick 14b Nice Very Fine Note
Description: A nice very fine banknote from the Belgian Congo. This is the 10 July 1942 ten Francs currency note issued by the Bank of the Belgian Congo. The banknote is brown on green and pink underprint. The front depicts the Watusi Dancers with trees and a hut in the background to the left of center. The front also has an over print in black stating "DEUXIEME EMISSION-1942" the date, the serial number and two signatures. It also shows the denomination in number and in French. The back is written in Flemish and depicts huts, trees and soldiers in brown with a blue sky. The back also has an over print stamp in black says "TWEEDE UITGIFTE-1942" and shows two signatures. The note has a water mark showing the head of an Okapi and is dated 10.07.42. This particular note has the serial number K902445, which is displayed twice in red on the front. Please carefully review scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 10.07.42 (July 10, 1940).
Printer: Waterlow & Sons Limited of London, England
Size: The banknote measures ~5 1/8" by ~3 3/8".
Pick Number: P 14b.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a good very fine with all the details being well preserved. The note has several vertical folds with the one in the middle being the most pronounced and soiled. The note is soiled and has a few brown colored stains. The note retains some of its original stiffness and crispiness. It is intact with no tears or splits. Its corners are mostly intact and have minimum rounding. The edges are intact with minimum roughness. Note the area of slight roughness at the top right corner which is the only spot we were able to identify. The note has no graffiti, no pinholes, and no major objectionable stains. This is a very nice example of this rather interesting and scarce note, which would make a nice addition to your collection. Please view the scan presented for additional condition information.