Central Bank of Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi 1953 Fifty Francs Banknote Pick Number 27a PMG Very Fine 30 Currency Note
Description: A nice very fine banknote from the Belgian Congo. This is the 15 November 1953 Fifty Francs currency note issued by the Central Bank of the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi. The is graded by PMG as Very Fine 30 and comes in a plastic holder so marked. The note is green on multi-colored underprint. It depicts the portrait of a native woman facing right to the left of the front. The back has the same color scheme as the front and has the image of two native bare-breasted women fishing with a net in the center. The front is in French and shows the serial number in black two times. This particular note has the serial number B372261. The back is written in Flemish. The note has a watermark showing a Leopard's head but no security thread. Please carefully review scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: The note is dated 15.11.53 or 15 November 1953.
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ltd. in England.
Size: The banknote measures ~5 7/8" by ~3 5/8".
Pick Number: P27a and is listed in the Banknote Book as B307a.
Condition: The note is graded as Very Fine 30 by PMG and comes in a plastic holder so marked. The note is lightly soiled but is all original with minimum wear. It has folds but no pinholes, no graffiti, no stains and no tears or splits. The edges are intact and show no appreciable roughness. It is our opinion that the note is under graded, probably because it does not have equally wide margins, but you be the judge. A great looking rare note to add to your collection. Please view the scan presented for additional condition information.
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