200 Francs - Montesquieu type 1981 uniface


Issuer France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1981-1991
Value 200 Francs (200 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 92 × 172 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 03-31-1998
Number N# 204552
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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.
And 2 more volumes.
Fay# 70U
Claude Fayette, Jean-Marc Dessal; 2014. La Cote des Billets de la Banque de France et du Trésor. Numismatique & Change, Revigny-sur-Ornain, France.


Portrait of Montesquieu (1989 –1755), his coat of arms, an allegorical representation of the law and the imaginary coat of arms of justice.



Engraver: Jacques Jubert

Designer: Pierrette Lambert




200 Francs - Montesquieu (type 1981 uniface) -  obverse



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)

b) Pierre Strohl – Denis Ferman – Bernard Dentaud (1987)

Type 1981 adapté 1988
Une combinaison de signataires :
d) Didier Bruneel – Bernard Dentaud – André Charriau (1990 et 1991)

Type 1981 modifié 1990
Deux combinaisons de signataires :
d) Didier Bruneel – Bernard Dentaud – André Charriau (1990 et 1991)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1981  33% (fr) F.70U/01 - P155a - alphabet vu 6
1985  33% (fr) F.70U/05 - P155a - alphabet vu 32, 33
1987  0% (fr) F.70U/07 - P155b - alphabet vu 46, 51
1991  33% (fr) F.70U/11 - P155d - alphabet vu 89

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