20 Francs Debussy type 1980 à fil de sécurité

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1990-1993
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# 66bis
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

French musician Claude Debussy (1862 –1918) from the portrait painted by Marcel Baschet at the Villa Medici in Rome in 1884 and kept at the Musée d'Orsay. In the background, decor on the theme of "the Sea", work of the musician

Lettering:
Banque de France
Vingt Francs
Claude Debussy
20

Translation:
Bank of France
Twenty Francs
Claude Debussy
20

Engraver: Jacques Jubert

Designer: Bernard Taurelle

Reverse

Portrait of Debussy with the identical inverted front, against the backdrop of the stage for the fountain of the blind by Pelléas et Mélisande, musical drama

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.

Translation:
Bank of France
20
The counterfeiting of falsification of banknotes and the making of counterfeit or falsified notes are punished by articles 442-1 and 442-2 of the criminal penalties code of up to three years of criminal reclusion and a fine of three million francs.

Engraver: Jacques Herouard

Designer: Bernard Taurelle

Watermark

20 Francs Debussy (type 1980 à fil de sécurité) -  obverse

© CGB

Comments

Type 1980 modified 1990
Thicker paper with security thread and more contrasting watermark, indices in magnetic ink, signatures in offset and no longer in typography (from the alphabet 27 vintage 1990).
Four combinations of signatures:
d) Denis Ferman - Bernard Dentaud – André Charriau (1990)

e) Didier Bruneel – Bernard Dentaud – André Charriau (1991)

f) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – André Charriau (1992 et 1993)

g) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – Claude Vigie (1993)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1990)  1.6% (fr) F.66bis/00Sp1, P#151s - spécimen, alphabet Q.027, V.027, W.027 (perforé SPECIMEN)
ND (1990)  0% (fr) F.66bis/00Sp2, P#151s - spécimen, alphabet B.028, H.028 (perforé SPECIMEN)
1990  1.6% (fr) F.66bis/01-31, P#151d - alphabet 031 (B-H)
1990  17% (fr) F.66bis/01, P#151d - alphabet 027-031
1990  0% (fr) F.66bis/01A27, P#151d - alphabet A.027
1990  4% (fr) F.66bis/01A28, P#151d - alphabet A.028
1990  2% (fr) F.66bis/01A29, P#151d - alphabet A.029
1990  2% (fr) F.66bis/01A30, P#151d - alphabet A.030
1990  0% (fr) F.66bis/01A31, P#151d - alphabet A.031
1991  14% (fr) F.66bis/02, P#151e - alphabet 032-034
1991  0.8% (fr) F.66bis/02A32, P#151e - alphabet A.032
1991  2% (fr) F.66bis/02A33, P#151e - alphabet A.033
1991  1.6% (fr) F.66bis/02A34, P#151e - alphabet A.034
1991  0% (fr) F.66bis/02Sp, P#151s - spécimen, alphabet O.000, n°000000 (perforé SPECIMEN)
1992  9.09 13% (fr) F.66bis/03, P#151f - alphabet 035-037
1992  3% (fr) F.66bis/03A35, P#151f - alphabet A.035
1992  0.8% (fr) F.66bis/03A36, P#151f - alphabet A.036
1992  2% (fr) F.66bis/03A37, P#151f - alphabet A.037
1993  16% (fr) F66bis/04, P#151f - alphabet 038-040
1993  2% (fr) F66bis/04A38, P#151f - alphabet A.038
1993  6% (fr) F66bis/04A39, P#151f - alphabet A.039
1993  3% (fr) F66bis/04A40, P#151f - alphabet A.040
1993  4.35 9.09 14% (fr) F66bis/05, P#151g - alphabet 041-046
1993  4% (fr) F66bis/05A41, P#151g - alphabet A.041
1993  4% (fr) F66bis/05A42, P#151g - alphabet A.042
1993  2% (fr) F66bis/05A43, P#151g - alphabet A.043
1993  3% (fr) F66bis/05A44, P#151g - alphabet A.044
1993  0.8% (fr) F66bis/05A45, P#151g - alphabet A.045
1993  1.6% (fr) F66bis/05A46, P#151g - alphabet A.046

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