50 Francs Saint-Exupéry

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1992-1993
Value 50 francs (50 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 80 × 123 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 02-17-2012
References P# 157,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.
Fay# 72
Claude Fayette, Jean-Marc Dessal; 2014. La Cote des Billets de la Banque de France et du Trésor. Numismatique & Change, Revigny-sur-Ornain, France. ISBN 9782350581514 .

Obverse

A portrait of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry with a map of Europe and Africa with flight routes in the background. In the top right corner, the design of a boa eating an elephant, as illustrated in The Little Prince and an airliner Latécoère 25. In the bottom right corner, the Little Prince on his planet and a sheep.

Lettering:
50 Cinquante Francs
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 1900-1944
Banque de France
50

Translation:
50 Fifty Francs
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 1900-1944
Bank of France
50

Engraver: Roger Pfund

Roger Pfund (born 1943) is a Swiss graphic artist.

Reverse

The biplane of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Bréguet 14) over the desert and a compass rose and the Little Prince on his planet to the right

Lettering:
Banque de France
50
50 Cinquante Francs
1994
Le Secrétaire Gal
Le Contrôleur Gal
Le Caissier Gal
LA CONTREFAÇON OU LA FALSIFICATION DES BILLETS DE BANQUE ET LA MISE EN CIRCULATION DES BILLETS CONTREFAITS OU FALSIFIÉS SONT PUNIS PAR LES ARTICLES 442-1 et 442-2 DU CODE PÉNAL DE PEINES ALLANT JUSQU'À TRENTE ANS DE RÉCLUSION CRIMINELLE ET TROIS MILLIONS DE FRANCS D'AMENDE.

Translation:
Bank of France
50
50 Fifty Francs
1994
Secretary Gal
The Gal Controller
The Gal Cashier
The counterfeiting or falsification of banknotes and the passing on of counterfeit or falsification of banknotes and the passing on of counterfeit or falsified notes are punished by articles 442-1 and 442-2 of the penalty code of penalties of up to three years of criminal reclusion and three million francs fine

Engraver: Roger Pfund

Roger Pfund (born 1943) is a Swiss graphic artist.

Watermark

50 Francs (Saint-Exupéry) -  obverse

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1992  999,799 5% P#157a, letter A, banknotes 201-999999
1992  200 0% P#157a, letter A, tickets 1-200
1992  999,999 0% P#157a, letter B, banknotes 1-999999
1992  23% P#157a, letter B, numbers 2000000-4999999
1992  999,999 0.9% P#157a, letter G, banknotes 1-999999
1992  999,999 3% P#157a, letter H, banknotes 1-999999
1992  999,999 3% P#157a, letter N, banknotes 1-999999
1992  0% P#157a, test ticket with a bad impression
1992  0% specimen, perfored with SPECIMEN word
1993  216,000,000 71% P#157b, numbers 5000000-13999999
1993  0.9% specimen, Letter A, perforated"SPECIMEN" overprinted number in red

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