1000 Francs Chazal


Issuer Madagascar
Period French Colony (1897-1946)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1926
Value 1000 Francs (1000 MGG)
Currency Franc (1925-1945)
Size 220 × 132 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 203347
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 42
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.


On the left, allegory of Industry and Agriculture on the right standing on two bases in which are inscribed article 139 of the penal code, a bas-relief representing scene of the ancient life, joins the two bases. Safety fund consisting of a fruit bowl and two medallions representing Ceres and Mercury.

Banque de Madagascar
mille francs

Engravers: Chazal, Wiesener


A central cartouche held by olive branches in which the face value is inscribed in red, framed by two statues. Two oval cartridges on either side of the note receiving the watermarks. Two dragons support everything.

Lettering: 1000

Engravers: Chazal, Duval, Dujardin


Banque de France, France

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1926)  100 000 (fr) P-26 Saurin-Dejouany
ND (1926)  (fr) P-26p épreuve non filigranée avec signatures

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