20 Francs Debussy uniface type 1980


Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1980-1991
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# 66U
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 .


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

Banque de France
Vingt Francs
Claude Debussy

Bank of France
Twenty Francs
Claude Debussy

Engraver: Jacques Jubert

Designer: Bernard Taurelle




20 Francs Debussy (uniface type 1980) -  obverse



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

Type 1980 adapted 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).
One combination of signatures:
b) Pierre Strohl – Denis Ferman – Bernard Dentaud (1987)

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).
Two combinations of signatures:
d) Denis Ferman - Bernard Dentaud – André Charriau (1990)

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

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1980  (fr) F.66U/01, P#151a - uniface
1987  (fr) F.66U/08, P#151b - uniface
1990  (fr) F.66bisU/01, P#151d - uniface
1991  (fr) F.66bisU/02, P#151e - uniface

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