50 Francs Quentin de la Tour, type 1976

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1976-1992
Value 50 Francs (50 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 80 × 150 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 11-30-2005
References P# 152,
  • 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# 67
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 Quentin de La Tour on the right. In the background, the Palace of Versailles (seen from the gardens).

Lettering:
Cinquante Francs 50
BANQUE de FRANCE

Translation:
Fifty Francs 50
Bank of France

Engraver: Henri Renaud

Designer: Lucien Fontanarosa

Reverse

Portrait of Quentin de La Tour on the left. In the background, the Town Hall of Saint Quentin.

Lettering:
50 50
BANQVE DE FRANCE

Translation:
50 50
Bank of France

Engraver: Jacques Jubert

Designer: Lucien Fontanarosa

Watermark

50 Francs (Quentin de la Tour, type 1976) -  obverse

© CGB

Comments

50 Francs Quentin de la Tour (type 1976)
Two Combinations of Signatures:
a) Pierre Strohl - Gilbert Bouchet - Jean-Jacques Tronche (1976 to 1979 "alphabet 14-16")

b) Pierre Strohl – Jean-Jacques Tronche – Bernard Dentaud (1979 "alphabet 17" to 1984)

Type 1976 adapted 1985
Addition of a tenth digit to the serial number (from the alphabet 41 in 1985)

Five combinations of signatures:
b) Pierre Strohl – Jean-Jacques Tronche – Bernard Dentaud (1985 and 1986)

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

d) Denis Ferman – Bernard Dentaud – André Charriau (1988 and 1989)

e) Didier Bruneel – Bernard Dentaud – André Charriau (1990 and 1991)

f) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – André Charriau (1992)

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1976)  1.7% P#152s - intaglio print, date O.00-00-0000.O, alphabet O.00 n°00000 (perforated SPECIMEN without watermark)
1976  2% P#152a, alphabet 1-3
1976  1,000,000 1.7% P#152a, alphabet A.1, bills 1-1000000
1976  0% P#152s - specimen, alphabet O.00 n°00000 (perforated SPECIMEN, overload numbers)
1977  8% P#152a, alphabet 4-9
1978  3% P#152a, alphabet 10-13
1979  5% P#152a, alphabet 14-16
1979  0% P#152b, alphabet 17
1979  100 0% P#152b, alphabet A.17, bills 1-100
1980  6% P#152b, alphabet 18-21
1981  4% P#152b, alphabet 22-25
1982  7% P#152b, alphabet 26-29
1983  9% P#152b, alphabet 30-35
1984  5% P#152b, alphabet 36-40
1985  3% P#152b, alphabet 41-43
1986  3% P#152b, alphabet 44-46
1987  7% P#152c, alphabet 47-49
1987  100 0% P#152c, alphabet A.47, bills 1-100
1988  14% P#152d, alphabet 50-54
1988  100 0% P#152d, alphabet A.50, bills 1-100
1989  8% P#152d, alphabet 55-58
1990  15% P#152e, alphabet 59-62
1990  100 0.4% P#152e, alphabet A.59, bills 1-100
1991  18% P#152e, alphabet 63-69
1992  12% P#152f, alphabet 70-73
1992  100 0% P#152f, alphabet A.70, bills 1-100
1992  0% P#152f, alphabet A.74
1992  0% P#152f, alphabet B.74
1992  0.4% P#152f, alphabet C.74
1992  0% P#152f, alphabet D.74
1992  0.9% P#152f, alphabet E.74

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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