Belgian Congo Ruanda-Urundi Central Bank 1958 Ten Francs Banknote Pick 30b Beautiful Extremely Fine
Description: A very nice extremely fine banknote from the Belgian Congo. This is the 1 April 1958 ten Francs currency note issued by the Central Bank of the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi. The banknote is gray and blue on blue and orange underprint. The front depicts the image of a soldier at left with the date, serial number and denomination all in French. The note has two signatures. The back has same color scheme as the front with an antelope in the wild to the right. The back also shows the denomination and the name of the issuing bank in Flemish language. The note has a water mark showing the head of a giraffe and is dated 01.04.58. This particular note has the serial number A/S 501978, which is displayed twice in black on the front. Please carefully review scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 01.04.58 (April 1, 1958).
Printer: Waterlow & Sons Limited of London, England.
Size: The banknote measures ~5" by ~2 5/8".
Pick Number: P 30b and is listed in the banknote book as B310p.
Condition: I would grade the note as a nice Extremely Fine. The note is lightly soiled and has two light vertical folds and a couple of bumps or light creases. It has some spots of a bit heavier soiling especially on the back. The note has no pinholes, no graffiti, no tears, and no splits. Its corners are intact with minimum rounding. The note retains most of its original stiffness and crispiness. It is nicely margined and is great looking. A nice note which would make a nice addition to your collection. Please view the scans presented for additional condition information.
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