50 Francs - Saint-Exupéry type 1992 modified

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1994-1999
Value 50 Francs (50 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 80 × 123 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 02-17-2012
References P# 157A,
  • 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# 73
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 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944); on the left, two of the aviator's routes and the silhouette of a "Latécoère 25" plane on a background of the world map; four motifs evoke the writer's short story "The little prince": extract from the novel (lines in mini-letters at the top left), the "boa which digests an elephant", the sheep (in brilliant colorless ink) and the Little prince himself.

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

Designer: 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.

Designer: Roger Pfund

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

Watermark

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

© CGB

Comments

Watermark : Portrait of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Type 1992 modifié 1994

One combination of signatories :
a) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – Claude Vigier (Début 1994)

Type 1992 modified 1994 adapted 1994

Two combinations of signatories :
b) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – Claude Vigier (Fin 1994)

c, d) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – Yves Barroux (1996 à 1999)

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1994  12% (fr) F.73/01a - P157Aa - numéros 14 000 000 - 17 999 999
1994  1.3% (fr) F.73/01b - P157Aa - numéros 18 000 000 - 18 766 447
1994  0.9% (fr) F.73/01c - P157Aa - numéros 18 776 916 - 18 999 999
1994  17% (fr) F.73/01d - P157Aa - numéros 19 000 000 - 28 999 999
1996  1.3% (fr) F.73/02 - P157Ab - numéros 29 000 301 - 29 999 999
1996  300 0% (fr) F.73/02A - P157Ab - numéros 29 000 000 - 29 000 300
1996  0.4% (fr) F.73/03 - P157Ab - numéros 46 000 000 - 46 999 999
1997  3.59 5.96 60% (fr) F.73/04 - P157Ab - numéros 30 000 000 - 45 999 999
1999  22% (fr) F.73/05 - P157Ab - numéros 47 000 000 - 51 999 999

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