20 Francs Debussy

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1980-1989
Value 20 Francs (20 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 75 × 140 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 02-17-2012
References P# 151,
  • 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# 66
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 Claude Debussy on the right. In the background, a turbulent sea with rocks

Lettering:
Banque de France
Vingt Francs
Claude Debussy
20

Engraver: Jacques Jubert

Designer: Bernard Taurelle

Reverse

Portrait of Claude Debussy on the left. In the background, decoration created for Pelléas et Mélisande in 1902 by L. Jusseaume

Lettering:
Banque de France
20
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.

Engraver: Jacques Herouard

Designer: Bernard Taurelle

Watermark

20 Francs (Debussy) -  obverse

© CGB

Comments

20 Francs Debussy (type 1980)
One combination of signatories :
a) Pierre Strohl - Jean-Jacques Tronche – Bernard Dentaud (de 1980 à 1986)

Type 1980 adapté 1986
The method of calculating the control number is modified by the new rank of the serial letter W (22nd instead of the 25th, from the alphabet 16 vintage 1986).
Two combinations of signatories :
b) Pierre Strohl – Denis Ferman – Bernard Dentaud (1987)

c) Denis Ferman - Bernard Dentaud – André Charriau (1988 et 1989)

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1980  24% (fr) F.66/01, P#151a - alphabet 001-006
1980  1,000,000 7% (fr) F.66/01A1, P#151a - alphabet A.001, billet 1 - 1 000 000
1980  0.8% (fr) F.66/01A2, P#151a - alphabet A.002
1980  0% (fr) F.66/01A3, P#151a - alphabet A.003
1980  0.8% (fr) F.66/01A4, P#151a - alphabet A.004
1980  0% (fr) F.66/01A5, P#151a - alphabet A.005
1980  0.8% (fr) F.66/01A6, P#151a - alphabet A.006
1980  0% (fr) F.66/01W1, P#151a - alphabet W.001
1980  1.6% (fr) F.66/01W2, P#151a - alphabet W.002
1980  0% (fr) F.66/01W3, P#151a - alphabet W.003
1980  0% (fr) F.66/01W4, P#151a - alphabet W.004
1980  0% (fr) F.66/01W5, P#151a - alphabet W.005
1980  0% (fr) F.66/01W6, P#151a - alphabet W.006
1980  0% (fr) F66/00Spn, P#151s - alphabet O.00, n°000000 (perforé SPECIMEN, surcharge numérotée +501)
1980  0% (fr) F66/00Spn, P#151s - alphabet O.00, n°000000 (perforé SPECIMEN, surcharge numérotée 1-500)
1981  3% (fr) F.66/02, P#151a - alphabet 007-008
1981  0.8% (fr) F.66/02A7, P#151a - alphabet A.007
1981  0.8% (fr) F.66/02A8, P#151a - alphabet A.008
1981  0% (fr) F.66/02W7, P#151a - alphabet W.007
1981  0% (fr) F.66/02W8, P#151a - alphabet W.008
1982  4% (fr) F.66/03, P#151a - alphabet 009
1982  0% (fr) F.66/03A9, P#151a - alphabet A.009
1982  0.8% (fr) F.66/03W9, P#151a - alphabet W.009
1983  11% (fr) F.66/04, P#151a - alphabet 010-012
1983  0.8% (fr) F.66/04A10, P#151a - alphabet A.010
1983  0.8% (fr) F.66/04A11, P#151a - alphabet A.011
1983  0% (fr) F.66/04W10, P#151a - alphabet W.010
1983  0% (fr) F.66/04W11, P#151a - alphabet W.011
1984  6.67 10% (fr) F.66/05, P#151a - alphabet 013-014
1984  2% (fr) F.66/05A13, P#151a - alphabet A.013
1984  1.6% (fr) F.66/05A14, P#151a - alphabet A.014
1984  0% (fr) F.66/05W13, P#151a - alphabet W.013
1984  0% (fr) F.66/05W14, P#151a - alphabet W.014
1985  1.6% (fr) F.66/06, P#151a - alphabet 015
1985  0.8% (fr) F.66/06A15, P#151a - alphabet A.015
1985  0% (fr) F.66/06W15, P#151a - alphabet W.015
1986  6% (fr) F. 66/07, P#151a - alphabet 016-017
1986  1.6% (fr) F. 66/07A16, P#151a - alphabet A.016
1986  1.6% (fr) F. 66/07A17, P#151a - alphabet A.017
1987  14% (fr) F.66/08, P#151b - alphabet 018-022
1987  0.8% (fr) F.66/08A18, P#151b - alphabet A.018
1987  2% (fr) F.66/08A19, P#151b - alphabet A.019
1987  3% (fr) F.66/08A20, P#151b - alphabet A.020
1987  5% (fr) F.66/08A21, P#151b - alphabet A.021
1987  4% (fr) F.66/08A22, P#151b - alphabet A.022
1988  1.6% (fr) F.66/09, P#151c - alphabet 023
1988  0.8% (fr) F.66/09A23, P#151b - alphabet A.023
1989  7% (fr) F.66/10, P#151b - alphabet 024-025 et A-B de 026
1989  2% (fr) F.66/10A24, P#151b - alphabet A.024
1989  0.8% (fr) F.66/10A25, P#151b - alphabet A.025
1989  0% (fr) F.66/10A26, P#151b - alphabet A.026
1989  0.8% (fr) F.66/10B26, P#151b - alphabet B.026

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