10000 francs Bonaparte type 1955

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Fourth Republic (1946-1958)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1955-1958
Value (10000)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Paper
Size 92 × 172 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 04-30-1971
References P# 136,
  • 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# 51
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:
DIX MILLE 10 000
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

Lettering:
DIX MILLE | 10000
FRANCS
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

10000 francs Bonaparte (type 1955) -  obverse

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1955)  (fr) F.51/00Ec - épreuve, sans numérotation, sans filigrane, avec signatures
ND (1955)  (fr) F.51/00Ed - épreuve, date O.00-00-0000.O, alphabet O.00 n°00000 (sans filigrane)
ND (1955)  (fr) F.51/00Spn - spécimen, date O.00-00-0000.O, alphabet O.00 n°00000 (perforé SPECIMEN, surcharge numérotée)
1955  (fr) F.51/01, P#136a - 1-12-1955, alphabet 1-4
1955  100,000 (fr) F.51/01A1, P#136a - 1-12-1955, alphabet A.1, billet 1 - 100 000
1956  (fr) F.51/02, P#136a - 1-3-1956, alphabet 5-12
1956  (fr) F.51/03, P#136a - 7-6-1956, alphabet 13-24
1956  (fr) F.51/04, P#136a - 6-9-1956, alphabet 25-36
1956  (fr) F.51/05, P#136a - 2-11-1956, alphabet 37-44
1956  (fr) F.51/06, P#136a - 6-12-1956, alphabet 45-56
1957  (fr) F.51/07, P#136b - 4-4-1957, alphabet 57-68
1957  (fr) F.51/08, P#136b - 6-6-1957, alphabet 69-80
1957  (fr) F.51/09, P#136b - 4-7-1957, alphabet 81-92
1957  (fr) F.51/10, P#136b - 7-11-1957, alphabet 93-104
1958  (fr) F.51/11, P#136b - 6-3-1958, alphabet 105-116
1958  (fr) F.51/12, P#136b - 5-6-1958, alphabet 117-128
1958  (fr) F.51/13, P#136b - 2-10-1958, alphabet 129-140

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