200 Francs - Montesquieu type 1981, alphabets H.042, H.402, 101

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1986-1992
Value 200 Francs (200 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 92 × 172 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 03-31-1998
References P# 155,
  • 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# 70bis / 70ter
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 Montesquieu (1989 –1755), his coat of arms, an allegorical representation of the law and the imaginary coat of arms of justice.

Lettering:
BANQVE DE FRANCE // 200

DEVX CENT FRANCS

Engraver: Jacques Jubert

Designer: Pierrette Lambert

Reverse

The identically inverted portrait of Montesquieu on the front, motifs evoking two of his works: a statue of Scylla, a character reading his "The Persian Letters" and the background consisting of a Persian decor; Château de La Brède, his birthplace.

Lettering:
200 // 200

BANQVE
DE FRANCE

Engraver: Henri Renaud

Designer: Pierrette Lambert

Watermark

200 Francs - Montesquieu (type 1981, alphabets H.042, H.402, 101) -  obverse

© CGB

Comments

Filigrane : Montesquieu (reprise du portrait imprimé).

200 francs type 1981 (Montesquieu)
Deux combinaisons de signataires :
a) Pierre Strohl – Jean-Jacques Tronche – Bernard Dentaud (de 1981 à 1986)

Type 1981 modifié 1990
Une combinaisons de signataires :
e) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – André Charriau (1992)

Type 1981 modifié 1990 adapté 1992
Une combinaisons de signataires :
e) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – André Charriau (1992)

Cas particulier: le premier alphabet (101) de cette variété présente, sur environ quatre millions de billets, une anomalie dans le calcul de leur numéro de contrôle. Il a été établi comme si tous les alphabets précédents comportaient non pas 20 mais 25 millions de billets, empiétant ainsi sur les numéros de contrôle de l’alphabet 126 (qui, pour cette raison, ne fut pas imprimé).

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1986  20% (fr) F.70ter/01 - P155a - alphabet H.402
1986  0% (fr) F.70ter/01a - P155a - alphabet H.042
1992  80% (fr) F.70bis/01 - P155e - alphabet 101

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this banknote. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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