50 Francs Saint-Exupéry, type 1992

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1992-1993
Value 50 Francs (50 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 80 × 123 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 02-17-2012
References P# 157,
  • 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# 72f
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 Pierre and Marie Curie. On their left in the background is represented a bulb containing radium salts photographed thanks to their only luminosity. Reds reproduce the graphics drawn by Marie Curie in her study on the probability curves relating to the action of X-rays on bacilli. At the top of the watermark, "les petite Curie", radiological cars that circulated on the initiative of Maris Curie during the war of 1914-1918. Under the small triangle intended for the visually impaired, are printed four round figures symbolizing the so-called "subatomic" world.

Lettering:
50 Cinquante Francs
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 1900-1944
Banque de France
50

Engraver: Roger Pfund

Roger Pfund (born 1943) is a Swiss graphic artist.

Reverse

The Saint-Exupéry “Bréguet 14” plane in a cloudy sky and flying over a desert; above the watermark, a wind rose; on the right, the Little Prince.

Lettering:
Banque de France
50
50 Cinquante Francs
1994
Le Secrétaire Gal
Le Contrôleur Gal
Le Caissier Gal
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: Roger Pfund

Roger Pfund (born 1943) is a Swiss graphic artist.

Watermark

50 Francs (Saint-Exupéry, type 1992) -  obverse

© CGB

Comments

Watermark: Portrait of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Type 1992 «Saint-Exupéry»

Two combinations of signatories :
a) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – André Charriau (1992)

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


Lack of color


Banknote without strap

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1992  (fr) F.72f1/01 - P157a - mouton décalé vers le haut
1992  (fr) F.72f2/01 - P157a - mouton coupé en deux
1992  (fr) F.72f3/01 - P157a - sans mouton
1992  (fr) F.72f4/01 - P157a - sans STRAP
1992  (fr) F.72f5/01 - P157a - sans couleurs (rouge et gris bleu foncé présents)
1993  (fr) F.72f1/02 - P157b - mouton décalé vers le haut
1993  (fr) F.72f2/02 - P157b - mouton coupé en deux
1993  (fr) F.72f3/02 - P157b - sans mouton
1993  (fr) F.72f4/02 - P157b - sans STRAP
1993  (fr) F.72f5/02 - P157b - sans couleurs (rouge et gris bleu foncé présents)

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