5 NF sur 500 francs Victor Hugo type 1953

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1958-1959 (1954-1959)
Value (5 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 75 × 140 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 04-01-1968
References P# 137,
  • 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# 52
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

Lettering:
500 BANQUE DE FRANCE 500
CONTRE-VALEUR DE
5
NOUVEAUX-FRANCS
CINQ CENTS FRANCS

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

Lettering:
5 BANQUE DE FRANCE 5
L'ARTICLE 139 DU CODE PENAL
PUNIT DES TRAVAUX FORCES
CEUX QUI AURONT CONTREFAIT OU
FALSIFIE LES 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

5 NF sur 500 francs Victor Hugo (type 1953) -  obverse

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1954)  (fr) F.52/00Ed1 - épreuve, date O.0-0-0000.O, alphabet O.0 n°00000 (sans filigrane, signatures de 1954)
ND (1958)  (fr) F.52/00Ed2 - épreuve, date O.00-00-0000.O, alphabet O.00 n°00000 (sans filigrane, signatures de 1958)
ND (1958)  (fr) F.52/00Sp - spécimen, date O.00-00-0000.O, alphabet O.00 n°00000 (perforé SPECIMEN, signatures de 1958)
ND (1958)  (fr) F.52/00Spn - spécimen, date O.00-00-0000.O, alphabet O.00 n°00000 (perforé SPECIMEN, surcharge numérotée, signatures de 1958)
1958  (fr) F.52/01, P#137a - 30-10-1958, alphabet 113-114
ND (1959)  (fr) F.52/02Ed3 - épreuve, date O.00-0-0000.O, alphabet O.000 n°00000 (sans filigrane, signatures de 1959)
ND (1959)  (fr) F.52/02Ed4 - épreuve, date O.00-00-0000, alphabet O.000 n°00000 (perforé SPECIMEN, sans filigrane, signatures de 1959)
1959  (fr) F.52/02 - 12-2-1959, alphabet 115-122

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