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20 Francs 1950, Belgian Congo

in Krause book Number: 15h
Years of issue: 11.04.1950
Edition:
Signatures: Le Gouverneur: Paul Charles, L'officier d'etat civil delegue: Guy Feyerick
Serie: 1941 - 1950 Issue
Specimen of: 10.09.1940
Material: 100% raw cotton
Size (mm): 140 x 89
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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20 Francs 1950

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Watermark:

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Elephants head.

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20 Francs 1950

Belgian Congo Belgian Congo Belgian CongoSeven Africans standing on pirogue, rowing, presumably, along Congo River. River landscape is in background.

The Congo River, in the past also known as the Zaire River, is a river in Africa and the world's deepest river with measured depths in excess of 220 m. (720 ft.). It is the second largest river in the world by volume of water discharged. Additionally, its overall length of 4,700 km. (2,920 mi.) makes it the ninth longest river.

An inscription: "NEUVIEME EMISSION - 1950/ 11.04.50/ LA LOI PUNIT LE CONTREFACTEUR DES TRAVAUX FORCES" in French.

oil palms in NigeriaOn left and right sides, on top, are African oil Palms.

This slender tree brings great benefit to man. All palm use - from the bottom to the top, but its most valuable fruit from which the oil palm. Oil palm is widespread in the forest zone and the north - the valleys of the Niger and Benue. But it is most favorable for the area to the east of the lower Niger, where oil palm forms a continuous belt. Most of the oil obtained from the fruit of wild trees. Fruiting palm with five-six years of age. It brings two harvests a year. fruit bunches weighing 10-20 kg. and consist of several hundred dark red fruits.

Oil is usually prepared manually. Fruit, peeled nuclei pounded and boiled with water. The supernatant water on the surface of the oil is removed. In this way it is possible to obtain not more than 50% of the oil contained in the fruit. When used hand press, oil yield increased to 65%. (1962 Асоян Н.С. - Нигерия .rus)

Musáceae MusáceaeOn left and right sides, lower of oil palm trees, are Banana trees (Musaceae).

The Musaceae are a family of flowering plants, placed in the order Zingiberales. The family is native to the tropics of Africa and Asia. The plants have a large herbaceous growth habit with leaves with overlapping basal sheaths that form a pseudostem making some members appear to be woody trees. In most treatments, the family has two genera, Musa and Ensete. Cultivated bananas are commercially important members of the family.

On right and left sides are the monogram of the Bank of Belgian Congo.

Denomination in numeral and in words is in lower left corner. In words on top, centered.

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20 Francs 1950

Belgian CongoWorking scene in "clearing". Two male natives riding two elephants to pull large object, directed by third male native standing; two more elephants and their riders in background.

An inscription: "NEGENDE UITGIFTE-1950/ DE NAMAKER WORDT DOOR DE WET MET DWANGARBEID GESTRAFT" in Belgian language.

On right and left sides are the monogram of the Bank of Belgian Congo.

On left and right sides are, again, the Banana trees (Musaceae) and African oil palms.

Denomination in numeral and in words is in lower right corner. In words on top, centered.

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