5 Francs

5 Francs - obverse5 Francs - reverse

© Jérémy Pureur


Issuer Madagascar
Period French Colony (1897-1946)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1926-1947
Value 5 Francs (5 MGG)
Currency Franc (1925-1945)
Composition Paper
Size 80 × 125 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 202914
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 35
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.
And 2 more volumes.


Portrait of Juno in a large medallion on the left. Stylized lily friezes frame the whole.


Engravers: L. Lecler, E. Deloche


Against the background of stylized fleur-de-lis, large number 5 in red on the left, article 139 of the penal code in red on the right


Banque de France, France

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1926)  3% (fr) P-35pa épreuve complète non perforée "Saurin/Dejouany"
ND (1926)  0% (fr) P-35sa spécimen "Saurin/Dejouany"
ND (1926-1937)  27 800 000 14% (fr) P-35a "Saurin/Dejouany"
ND (1937)  1.4% (fr) P-35pb épreuve complète non perforée "Chaudin/Dejouany"
ND (1937-1947)  54 000 000 $ 1.30 $ 5.30 82% (fr) P-35b "Chaudin/Dejouany"

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 5 FrancsPicture 1 of a sold 5 Francs
Auction 62
Lot 247
Internet Archive
Jun 21, 2022 Undetermined UNC USD 25.22
(EUR 24.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 FrancsPicture 1 of a sold 5 Francs
Auction 59
Lot 2856
Internet Archive
Apr 23, 2022 Undetermined AU USD 32.57
(EUR 31.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 FrancsPicture 1 of a sold 5 Francs
Auction 59
Lot 2855
Internet Archive
Apr 23, 2022 Undetermined XF USD 11.56
(EUR 11.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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