100 nouveaux Francs Bonaparte type 1959

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1959-1964
Value 100 Francs (100 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 92 × 172 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 04-30-1971
References P# 144,
  • 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# 59
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 Napoleon Bonaparte on the right. On the left, the Arc de Triomphe. Floral, plant, fruit patterns. Lyres, trumpets and trumpets. Palette, parchment.

Lettering:
CENT 100 NF
NOUVEAUX FRANCS
BANQUE DE FRANCE

Engraver: André Marliat

Designer: Clément Serveau

Henri Clément Serveau, also known as Clément-Serveau (29 June 1886 – 8 July 1972), was a French painter, designer, engraver and illustrator. Clément-Serveau produced works in a realist manner early on, but soon became interested in the new movements. He was influenced by his friend Louis Marcoussis and experimented with Cubism, utilising geometric patterns to give the illusion of form and space. Later in his career he turned toward abstraction with a post-cubist stance. He designed banknotes for the Banque de France and produced large murals and participated in numerous French and international exhibitions.

Reverse

Bust of Napoleon Bonaparte on the left. Many flags in the background. On the right, the church of the Invalides.

Lettering:
100 100
BANQUE DE FRANCE
L'ARTICLE 129 DU CODE PENAL PUNIT DES
TRAVAUX FORCES CEUX QUI AURONT CONTRE-
FAIT OU FALSIFIE DES BILLETS DE BANQUES
AUTORISES PAR LA LOI AINSI QUE CEUX
QUI AURONT FAIT USAGE DE CES BILLETS
CONTREFAITS OU FALSIFIES.

Engraver: Robert Armanelli

Designer: Clément Serveau

Henri Clément Serveau, also known as Clément-Serveau (29 June 1886 – 8 July 1972), was a French painter, designer, engraver and illustrator. Clément-Serveau produced works in a realist manner early on, but soon became interested in the new movements. He was influenced by his friend Louis Marcoussis and experimented with Cubism, utilising geometric patterns to give the illusion of form and space. Later in his career he turned toward abstraction with a post-cubist stance. He designed banknotes for the Banque de France and produced large murals and participated in numerous French and international exhibitions.

Watermark

100 nouveaux Francs Bonaparte (type 1959) -  obverse

© CGB

Comments

100 nouveaux francs Bonaparte (type 1959)
Une combinaison de signataires :
a) Pol Gargam – Gaston Goüin D’Ambrières – Raoul Tondu (du 05/03/59 au 02/04/64)

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1959)  (fr) F59/00Ed, P#144s - épreuve, date O.0-0-0000.O, alphabet O.00 n°00000 (perforé SPECIMEN, sans filigrane)
ND (1959)  (fr) F59/00Spn - spécimen, date O.0-0-0000.O, alphabet O.00 n°00000 (perforé SPECIMEN, surcharge numérotée)
1959  (fr) F59/01, P#144a - 5-3-1959, alphabet 1-10
1959  100,000 (fr) F59/01A1, P#144a - 5-3-1959, alphabet A.1, billet 1 - 100 000
1959  (fr) F59/02, P#144a - 4-6-1959, alphabet 11-22
1959  (fr) F59/03, P#144a - 3-9-1959, alphabet 23-34
1959  (fr) F59/04, P#144a - 3-12-1959, alphabet 35-42
1960  (fr) F59/05, P#144a - 4-2-1960, alphabet 43-54
1960  (fr) F59/06, P#144a - 7-4-1960, alphabet 55-66
1960  (fr) F59/07, P#144a - 1-9-1960, alphabet 67-78
1960  (fr) F59/08, P#144a - 4-11-1960, alphabet 79-90
1960  (fr) F59/09, P#144a - 1-12-1960, alphabet 91-102
1961  (fr) F59/10, P#144a - 2-2-1961, alphabet 103-114
1961  (fr) F59/11, P#144a - 4-5-1961, alphabet 115-126
1961  (fr) F59/12, P#144a - 5-10-1961, alphabet 127-138
1962  (fr) F59/13, P#144a - 1-2-1962, alphabet 139-150
1962  (fr) F59/14, P#144a - 1-3-1962, alphabet 151-162
1962  (fr) F59/15, P#144a - 5-4-1962, alphabet 163-174
1962  (fr) F59/16, P#144a - 7-6-1962, alphabet 175-186
1962  (fr) F59/17, P#144a - 4-10-1962, alphabet 187-198
1962  (fr) F59/18, P#144a - 6-12-1962, alphabet 199-210
1963  (fr) F59/19, P#144a - 7-2-1963, alphabet 211-222
1963  (fr) F59/20, P#144a - 7-3-1963, alphabet 223-234
1963  (fr) F59/21, P#144a - 2-5-1963, alphabet 235-246
1963  (fr) F59/22, P#144a - 11-7-1963, alphabet 247-258
1963  (fr) F59/23, P#144a - 10-10-1963, alphabet 259-270
1963  (fr) F59/24, P#144a - 7-11-1963, alphabet 271-282
1964  (fr) F59/25, P#144a - 6-2-1964, alphabet 283-294
1964  (fr) F59/26, P#144a - 2-4-1964, alphabet 295-298

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