250 Livres

Features

Country France
Period First Republic (1792-1804)
Type Standard banknote
Year 2 (1793)
Calendar French republican
Value 250 Livres (250)
Currency Livre tournois (781-1795)
Composition Paper
Size 100 × 164 mm
Shape Rectangular (hand cut)
Demonetized Yes
References P# A75
  • 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.

Obverse

Black cartouche with square outer corners and round inner corners.

Lettering:
RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE.

Assignat de deux cent cinquante L.

De la Création du 7 Vendémiaire l’An deux de la République Française, Hypothèque sur les Domaine Nationaux.

Série 4595
Numéro 345

LA LOI PUNIT DE MORT LE CONTREFACTEUR
LA NATION RÉCOMPENSE LE DÉNONCIATEUR

UNITÉ
INDIVISIBILITÉ

250₶.
Liberté
250₶.
Liberté

Engraver: Gatteaux

Reverse

Uniface

Comments

Watermark
In a rectangle open at the top and bottom, and formed of intertwined circles, three thick lines highlight the text, a circular shape delimits the location of the dry stamp
and three light dots are positioned in a triangle.

Dry Stamp
The dry stamp is located at the bottom of the assignat.
Diameter: 34 mm
Hercules fighting the hydra.
The dry stamp is broken (Barthelet security process)

Signatures:
Andrieu
Auge
Cold
Deschamps
Domain
Dreux
Dubosc
Fery
Huraux
Jacinte
June
Leclerc
Levet
Libourd
Lower
Lunch
Marcilly
Nadal
Say
Tine

References:
D#52 (Emile Dewamin, A hundred years of French Numismatics)
K#90 (M. Kolsky et al., Les Billets de France 1707-2000)
L#170 (Jean Lafaurie, The assignats and paper money issued by the State in the 18th century)
M#46 (Maurice Muszynski, The assignats of the French Revolution)

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
2 (1793)  1,600,000 1 Messidor, l'An 2 / 19 June 1794
2 (1793)  992,000 20 Pluviôse, l'An 2 / 8 February 1794
2 (1793)  2,000,000 7 Vendémiaire, l'An 2 / 28 September 1793

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