200 Francs de Montesquieu

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1981-1992
Value 200 Francs (200 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 92 × 172 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 03-31-1998
References P# 155,
  • 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# 70
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

Portrait of Montesquieu on the right, with his coat of arms. On the left, the allegory of the Law with a badge representing his work "The Spirit of the Laws". Plant motifs, lyres. Above the number: two black dots in relief for the blind.

Lettering:
BANQVE DE FRANCE // 200

DEVX CENT FRANCS

Engraver: Jacques Jubert

Designer: Pierrette Lambert

Reverse

Portrait of Montesquieu on the left. On the right, the castle of La Brède (Gironde). Left, statue of Sylla in a niche, with reference to the book "Dialogue of Sylla and Eucrate". In the background, Persian style motif with character in reference to "Persian Letters"
Watermark: Portrait of Delacroix, in a white oval medallion

Lettering:
200 // 200

BANQVE
DE FRANCE

Engraver: Henri Renaud

Designer: Pierrette Lambert

Watermark

200 Francs (de Montesquieu) -  obverse

© CGB

Comments

Filigrane : Montesquieu (reprise du portrait imprimé).

200 francs type 1981 (Montesquieu)
Deux combinaisons de signataires :
a) Pierre Strohl – Jean-Jacques Tronche – Bernard Dentaud (de 1981 à 1986)

b) Pierre Strohl – Denis Ferman – Bernard Dentaud (1987)

Type 1981 adapté 1988
Deux combinaison de signataires :
c) Denis Ferman – Bernard Dentaud – André Charriau (1988 et 1989)

d) Didier Bruneel – Bernard Dentaud – André Charriau (1990 et 1991)

Type 1981 modifié 1990
Deux combinaisons de signataires :
d) Didier Bruneel – Bernard Dentaud – André Charriau (1990 et 1991)

e) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – André Charriau (1992)

Type 1981 modifié 1990 adapté 1992
Une combinaisons de signataires :
e) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – André Charriau (1992)

Cas particulier: le premier alphabet (101) de cette variété présente, sur environ quatre millions de billets, une anomalie dans le calcul de leur numéro de contrôle. Il a été établi comme si tous les alphabets précédents comportaient non pas 20 mais 25 millions de billets, empiétant ainsi sur les numéros de contrôle de l’alphabet 126 (qui, pour cette raison, ne fut pas imprimé).
Type 1981 adapté 1995
Une combinaison de signataires :
f) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – Claude Vigie (1994)

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1981  0% (fr) F.70/00S - P155s - spécimen sans perforation ni surcharge
1981  0% (fr) F.70/00Spn - P155s - spécimen (perforé SPECIMEN et surcharge numérotée)
1981  160,000,000 13% (fr) F.70/01 - P155a - alphabet 001-008
1981  997,000 0% (fr) F.70/01A1 - P155a - alphabet A.001, billet 3000-1 000 000
1982  7% (fr) F.70/02 - P155a - alphabet 009-013
1983  7% (fr) F.70/03 - P155a - alphabet 014-021
1984  9% (fr) F.70/04 - P155a - alphabet 022-026
1985  11.77 12% (fr) F.70/05 - P155a - alphabet 027-037
1986  10% (fr) F.70/06 - P155a - alphabet 038-043
1987  10% (fr) F.70/07 - P155b - alphabet 044-055
1987  0.7% (fr) F.70/07A44 - P155b - alphabet A.044
1988  10% (fr) F.70/08 - P155c - alphabet 056-062
1988  0% (fr) F.70/08A56 - P155c - alphabet A.056
1988  0% (fr) F.70/08S - P155c - spécimen sans perforation ni surcharge
1989  17% (fr) F.70/09 - P155c - alphabet 063-076
1990  11% (fr) F.70/10a - P155d - alphabet 077-086
1990  200 0.7% (fr) F.70/10A77 - P155d - alphabet A.077, billet 1-200
1990  7% (fr) F.70/10b - P155d - alphabet 093-100
1990  2% (fr) F.70/10c - P155d - alphabet 113-115
1991  7% (fr) F.70/11 - P155d - alphabet 087-092
1991  0% (fr) F.70/11A87 - P155d - alphabet A.087
1992  200 3% (fr) F.70/12 - P155e - alphabet A.102, billets 1-200
1992  11% (fr) F.70/12a - P155e - alphabet 102-112
1992  10% (fr) F.70/12b - P155e - alphabet 116-125
1992  16% (fr) F.70/12c - P155e - alphabet 127-154

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