Banknotes from France

In the French Revolution of 1789, an unstable Republic was born in 1792, with instability eventually quelled by the rise of Napoléon Bonaparte in 1799 and 1804. France's eventual domination of Europe ended with his defeats at Borodino and Leipzig then Waterloo in 1815. The unstable regimes set up in France in the 19th century saw various revolutions in 1830, 1848, 1852, and 1871; the latter seeing Germany overtake France as the major European power after Napoléon III's defeat at Sedan (1870), and France's alignment with Britain and Russia in the lead up to WWI, which again saw France become the major power in Europe. This ended with appeasement in the 1930s leading to the fall of France early in WWII in 1940, with the Free French under Charles de Gaulle eventually liberating Occupied and Vichy France by 1944 with Allied help. Decolonization and the establishment of the 5th Republic under De Gaulle contributed mostly to the making of modern France, which today is the largest country on the continent, and co-founder of the EEC/EU. France maintained a constant Franc from 1795 onwards, with a revaluation (the New Franc) in 1960, until the switch to the Euro in 1999/2001.
Wikidata: Q142

See also: French Notgeld, French colonies, France - Feudal

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Livre tournois (781-1795)

3 Deniers = 1 Liard = 1/2 Double • 12 Deniers = 1 Sol • 20 Sols = 2 Testons = 1 Livre • 1 Livre and 4 Deniers = 1 Franc

15 Sols
1792-1793

Standard banknote
P# A65, P# A54, P# A69
Available for swap 25 Sols (assignat de ...)
1792

Standard banknote
P# A55
Available for swap 50 Sols
1792-1793

Standard banknote
94 × 83 mm
P# A56, P# A70
5 Livres
1791-1792

Standard banknote
64 × 96 mm
P# A42 / A49 / A50 / A57 / A60 / A61
Available for swap 5 Livres (assignat of ...)
1793

Standard banknote
115 × 81 mm
P# A76
Available for swap 10 livres (assignat de...)
1791-1792

Standard banknote
P# A51 / A66
Available for swap 10 sous (assignat de...)
1792-1793

Standard banknote
P# A53, P# A68
25 Livres - assignat de ...
1791-1792

Standard banknote
72 × 129 mm
P# A52 / A67
Available for swap 25 livres (assignat de...)
1793

Standard banknote
P# A71
50 Livres (assignat de ...)
1790-1792

Standard banknote
P# A34 / A43 / A58 / A62
50 livres (assignat de ...)
1792

Standard banknote
195 × 125 mm
P# A72
100 Livre Tournois
1720

Standard banknote
174 × 102 mm
Dorfmann# 26
250 Livres
2 (1793)

Standard banknote
100 × 164 mm
P# A75
500 Livres
1790

Standard banknote
133 × 194 mm
P# A40
500 Livres (assignat de ...)
1794

Standard banknote
174 × 116 mm
P# A77

Franc (1795-1959)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

1 Franc ( Granville)
(1915-1920)

Local banknote
107 × 64 mm
5 Francs - Blue, denomination black, type 1871
1871-1874

Standard banknote
80 × 125 mm
P# 60, Fay# 01
5 Francs - blue, black denomination (type 1871 overloaded)
1873

Standard banknote
80 × 125 mm
P# 60, Fay# 01ter
Available for swap 5 Francs - Violet (type 1917)
1905-1933

Standard banknote
80 × 125 mm
P# 72, Fay# 03
5 Francs - Blue, type 1905
1906-1917

Standard banknote
80 × 125 mm
P# 70, Fay# 02
5 Francs - Blue (type 1905, inverted lion)
1912-1916

Standard banknote
80 × 128 mm
P# 70, Fay# 02bis
Available for swap 5 Francs Violet modifié
1939-1940

Standard banknote
80 × 125 mm
P# 83, Fay# 04
Available for swap 5 Francs (Berger)
1943-1947

Standard banknote
64 × 100 mm
P# 98, Fay# 05
Available for swap 10 Francs - Minerve (type 1915)
1916-1937

Standard banknote
88 × 138 mm
P# 73, Fay# 06
10 francs Minerve 1636 (type 1915)
1936

Standard banknote
88 × 138 mm
P# 73, Fay# 06bis
Available for swap 10 francs Minerve (type 1915 modifié)
1939-1942

Standard banknote
88 × 138 mm
P# 84, Fay# 07
Available for swap 10 francs Mineur (type 1941)
1941-1949

Standard banknote
75 × 118 mm
P# 99, Fay# 08
20 Francs - type 1871
1870-1873

Standard banknote
98 × 148 mm
Fay# A46, P# 55
20 Francs - type 1871, dates érronées
1873

Standard banknote
98 × 148 mm
Fay# A46bis, P# 55
20 francs Noir (type 1873)
1874-1905

Standard banknote
100 × 150 mm
P# 61, Fay# 09
20 francs Bleu (type 1905)
1905-1913

Standard banknote
100 × 150 mm
P# 68, Fay# 10
20 francs Bayard (type 1916)
1916-1925

Standard banknote
95 × 160 mm
P# 74, Fay# 11
Available for swap 20 Francs "Travail et Science" (type 1940)
1939-1942

Standard banknote
97 × 160 mm
P# 92, Fay# 12
Available for swap 20 Francs - Pêcheur (type 1942)
1942-1950

Standard banknote
80 × 130 mm
P# 100, Fay# 13
25 Francs - type 1870 Paris
1870

Standard banknote
98 × 148 mm
Fay# A43, P# 56
25 Francs - type 1870, Clermont-Ferrand
1870

Standard banknote
98 × 148 mm
Fay# A44, P# 56
50 francs (type 1864)
1864-1866

Standard banknote
120 × 178 mm
Fay# A33, P# 50
50 Francs - type 1868 indices noirs
1868-1883

Standard banknote
120 × 178 mm
Fay# A38, P# 51
50 Francs type 1870 Clermont-Ferrand
1870

Standard banknote
120 × 178 mm
Fay# A45, P# 51
50 Francs - type 1884 indices noirs
1882-1889

Standard banknote
120 × 178 mm
Fay# A47, P# 62
50 francs Bleu et rose (type 1889)
1889-1927

Standard banknote
123 × 178 mm
P# 64, Fay# 14
50 francs Luc Olivier Merson (type 1927)
1913-1930

Standard banknote
123 × 176 mm
P# 77, Fay# 15
Available for swap 50 francs Luc Olivier Merson (type 1927 modifié)
1930-1934

Standard banknote
123 × 176 mm
P# 80, Fay# 16
Available for swap 50 francs Cérès (type 1933)
1934-1937

Standard banknote
90 × 155 mm
P# 81, Fay# 17
Available for swap 50 francs Cérès (type 1933 modifié)
1937-1940

Standard banknote
90 × 155 mm
P# 85, Fay# 18
Available for swap 50 francs Jacques Coeur (type 1941)
1940-1942

Standard banknote
90 × 145 mm
P# 93, Fay# 19
Available for swap 50 francs Le Verrier (type 1946)
1946-1951

Standard banknote
78 × 120 mm
P# 127, Fay# 20
Available for swap 100 Francs (assignat de ...)
1795

Standard banknote
138 × 98 mm
P# A78

Numista referee for banknotes of this issuer is Arendil, Eagle68.

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