50 Francs Racine, type 1962

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1962-1976
Value 50 Francs (50 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 85 × 160 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 12-31-2003
References P# 148,
  • 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# 64
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

Bust of Jean Racine on the right. In the background, the abbey of Port Royal des Champs. On the left, the coat of arms of Racine "Azure with silver swan". Floral patterns.

Lettering:
BANQVE DE FRANCE 50
CINQVANTE
FRANCS

Engraver: André Marliat

Designer: Pierrette Lambert

Reverse

Racine bust on the left. In the background, the town of La Ferté-Milon. On the right, parchments, torch and feather, as well as a statue holding in his hand an ancient tragedy mask, standing on a pedestal decorated with a lyre

Lettering:
BANQUE DE FRANCE
L'ARTICLE 129 DU CODE PENAL PUNIT DE LA RECLUSION
CRIMINELLE A PERPETUITE CEUX QUI AURONT CONTREFAIT
OU FALSIFIE DES BILLETS DE BANQUE AUTORISES PAR LA
LOI, AINSI QUE CEUX QUI AURONT FAIT USAGE DE CES
BILLETS CONTREFAITS OU FALSIFIES. CEUX QUI LES AURONT
INTRODUITS EN FRANCE SERONT PUNIS DE LA MÊME PEINE.

Engraver: Claude Durrens

Designer: Pierrette Lambert

Watermark

50 Francs (Racine, type 1962) -  obverse

© CGB

Comments

50 francs Racine (type 1962)
Six combinaisons de signataires :
a) Pol Gargam – Gaston Goüin d’Ambrières - Raoul Tondu (du 07/06/62 au 04/03/65)

b) Pol Gargam - Hubert Morant - Raoul Tondu (02/02/67)

c) Hubert Morant - Gilbert Bouchet - Raoul Tondu (du 07/12/67 au 05/11/70)

d) Hubert Morant – Gilbert Bouchet – Pierre Vergnes (du 03/06/71 au 03/10/74)

e) Hubert Morant - Gilbert Bouchet – Jean-Jacques Tronche (du 06/03/75 au 02/10/75)

f) Pierre Strohl - Gilbert Bouchet - Jean-Jacques Tronche (du 02/01/76 au 03/06/76)

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1962)  (fr) F.64/00Ed1 - P148s - épreuve, date O.0-0-0000.O, alphabet O.0 n°00000 (perforé SPECIMEN ou ANNULE, sans filigrane)
ND (1962)  (fr) F.64/00Ed2 - P148s - épreuve, date O.0-0-0000.O, alphabet O.0 n°00000 (non perforé, sans filigrane)
ND (1962)  (fr) F.64/00Spn - P148s - spécimen, date O.0-0-0000.O, alphabet O.0 n°00000 (perforé SPECIMEN, avec surcharge SPECIMEN)
1962  (fr) F.64/01 - P148a - 7-6-1962, alphabet 1-16
1962  100,000 (fr) F.64/01A1 - P148a - 7-6-1962, alphabet A.1, billet 1 - 100 000
1962  (fr) F.64/02 - P148a - 8-11-1962, alphabet 17-28
1962  (fr) F.64/03 - P148a - 6-12-1962, alphabet 29-40
1963  (fr) F.64/04 - P148a - 7-2-1963, alphabet 41-52
1963  (fr) F.64/05 - P148a - 2-5-1963, alphabet 53-64
1963  (fr) F.64/06 - P148a - 11-7-1963, alphabet 65-76
1964  (fr) F.64/07 - P148a - 5-11-1964, alphabet 77-84
1965  (fr) F.64/08 - P148a - 4-3-1965, alphabet 85-96
1967  (fr) F.64/09 - P148b - 2-2-1967, alphabet 97-108
1967  (fr) F.64/10 - P148c - 7-12-1967, alphabet 109-116
1968  (fr) F.64/11 - P148c - 4-4-1968, alphabet 117-124
1968  (fr) F.64/12 - P148c - 3-10-1968, alphabet 125-132
1969  (fr) F.64/13 - P148c - 6-3-1969, alphabet 133-140
1969  (fr) F.64/14 - P148c - 7-8-1969, alphabet 141-148
1969  (fr) F.64/15 - P148c - 6-11-1969, alphabet 149-156
1970  (fr) F.64/16 - P148c - 2-4-1970, alphabet 157-164
1970  (fr) F.64/17 - P148c - 5-11-1970, alphabet 165-172
1971  (fr) F.64/18 - P148d - 3-6-1971, alphabet 173-180
1971  (fr) F.64/19 - P148d - 5-11-1971, alphabet 181-188
1972  (fr) F.64/20 - P148d - 2-3-1972, alphabet 189-196
1972  (fr) F.64/21 - P148d - 10-8-1972, alphabet 197-204
1973  (fr) F.64/22 - P148d - 4-1-1973, alphabet 205-212
1973  (fr) F.64/23 - P148d - 3-5-1973, alphabet 213-220
1973  (fr) F.64/24 - P148d - 4-10-1973, alphabet 221-228
1973  (fr) F.64/25 - P148d - 8-11-1973, alphabet 229-236
1974  (fr) F.64/26 - P148d - 7-2-1974, alphabet 237-244
1974  (fr) F.64/27 - P148d - 5-9-1974, alphabet 245-252
1974  (fr) F.64/28 - P148d - 3-10-1974, alphabet 253-260
ND (1975)  (fr) F.64/29S - P148s - spécimen, date O.0-0-0000.O, alphabet O.000 n°00000 (non perforé, sans surcharge)
1975  (fr) F.64/29 - P148e - 6-3-1975, alphabet 261-268
1975  100 (fr) F.64/29A261 - P148e - 6-3-1975, alphabet A.261, billet 1 - 100
1975  (fr) F.64/30 - P148e - 5-6-1975, alphabet 269-276
1975  (fr) F.64/31 - P148e - 2-10-1975, alphabet 277-284
1976  (fr) F.64/32 - P148f - 2-1-1976, alphabet 285-292
1976  (fr) F.64/32A285 - P148f - 2-1-1976, alphabet A.285
1976  (fr) F.64/33 - P148f - 3-6-1976, alphabet 293-297
1976  (fr) F.64/33a - P148f - 3-6-1976, alphabet 298
1976  200,000 (fr) F.64/33b - P148f - 3-6-1976, alphabet W.299 et W.300

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