5000 Francs Empire Français, type 1942

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period French State (1940-1944)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1942-1947
Value 5000 Francs (5000)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Paper
Size 115 × 208 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 01-29-1948
References P# 103,
  • 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# 47
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 a young woman in the center representing France. French flag in the background. In front, three men representing the Empire (Sudanese, Annamese, Arab). Plant patterns and colorful flowers.

Lettering:
5000 BANQUE DE FRANCE 5000
CINQ MILLE
FRANCS

Engravers: Rita Dreyfus, Jules Piel, Camille Beltrand

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 a young woman in the center, identical to the front. Two maritime landscapes: the Basque coast on the left, the port of Rabat on the right. Plant motifs, fruits.

Lettering:
5000 BANQUE DE FRANCE 5000
L'ARTICLE 139 DU CODE PENAL PUNIT
DES TRAVAUX FORCES CEUX QUI AURONT
CONTREFAIT OU FALSIFIE DES BILLETS DE
BANQUES AUTORISES PAR LA LOI, AINSI QUE
CEUX QUI AURONT FAIT USAGE DE CES
BILLETS CONTREFAITS OU FALSIFIES

Engravers: Rita Dreyfus, Jules Piel, Camille Beltrand

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

5000 Francs (Empire Français, type 1942) -  obverse

© CGB

Comments

5000 francs Empire Français (type 1942)
Une combinaison de signataires :
a) René Favre-Gilly - Jacques Belin - Pierre Rousseau (du 05/03/42 au 12/11/42)

b) René Favre-Gilly - Jacques Belin - Pierre Rousseau (27/04/44 et 28/09/44)

Type 1942 adapté 1944
Un mélange «ramie-chiffons» remplace la «pure ramie» en novembre 1944 (probablement à partir de l'alphabet 193 daté du 18 janvier 1945) en raison de la pénurie de matières premières. Le papier perd un peu de sa rigidité, de sa solidité à la pliure et de son sonnant.
Une combinaison de signataires :
c) René Favre-Gilly - Jacques Belin - Pierre Rousseau (du 18/01/45 au 30/08/45)

Type 1942 adapté 1945
Ajout d'une deuxième lettre dans la date de création et le papier est à nouveau en «pure ramie» (à partir de l'alphabet 985 daté du 6 septembre 1945) en raison de l’emploi de ramie réquisitionnée peu avant en Allemagne. Le papier reprend sa qualité originelle.

Deux combinaisons de signataires :
c) René Favre-Gilly - Jacques Belin - Pierre Rousseau (du 06/09/45 au 09/01/47)

e) Pol Gargam - Jacques Belin - Pierre Rousseau (du 20/03/47 au 25/09/47)

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1942)  (fr) F.47/00Ed - épreuve, date O.0-0-0000.O, alphabet O.000 n°000 (sans filigrane)
ND (1942)  (fr) F.47/00Sp - spécimen, date O.0-0-0000.Type 1942 adapté 1945(BDF194512)Ajout d'une deuxième lettre dans la date de création etle papier est à nouveau en «pure ramie»(à partir de l'alphabet 985 daté du 6 septembre 1945)en raison de l’emploi de ram
1942  (fr) F.47/01, P#103a - 5-3-1942, alphabet 1-24
1942  1,000 (fr) F.47/01A1, P#103a - 5-3-1942, alphabet A.1, billet 1 - 1000
1942  (fr) F.47/02, P#103a - 28-5-1942, alphabet 25-48
1942  (fr) F.47/03, P#103a - 9-7-1942, alphabet 49-72
1942  (fr) F.47/04, P#103a - 13-8-1942, alphabet 73-96
1942  (fr) F.47/05, P#103a - 8-10-1942, alphabet 97-120
1942  (fr) F.47/06, P#103a - 12-11-1942, alphabet 121-144
1944  (fr) F.47/07, P#103b - 27-4-1944, alphabet 145-168
1944  (fr) F.47/08, P#103b - 28-9-1944, alphabet 169-192
1945  (fr) F.47/09, P#103c - 18-1-1945, alphabet 193-216
1945  (fr) F.47/10, P#103c - 25-1-1945, alphabet 217-240
1945  (fr) F.47/11, P#103c - 1-2-1945, alphabet 241-264
1945  (fr) F.47/12, P#103c - 8-2-1945, alphabet 265-288
1945  (fr) F.47/13, P#103c - 15-2-1945, alphabet 289-312
1945  (fr) F.47/14, P#103c - 22-2-1945, alphabet 313-336
1945  (fr) F.47/15, P#103c - 1-3-1945, alphabet 337-360
1945  (fr) F.47/16, P#103c - 8-3-1945, alphabet 361-384
1945  (fr) F.47/17, P#103c - 15-3-1945, alphabet 385-408
1945  (fr) F.47/18, P#103c - 22-3-1945, alphabet 409-432
1945  (fr) F.47/19, P#103c - 29-3-1945, alphabet 433-456
1945  (fr) F.47/20, P#103c - 5-4-1945, alphabet 457-480
1945  (fr) F.47/21, P#103c - 12-4-1945, alphabet 481-504
1945  (fr) F.47/22, P#103c - 19-4-1945, alphabet 505-528
1945  (fr) F.47/23, P#103c - 26-4-1945, alphabet 529-552
1945  (fr) F.47/24, P#103c - 3-5-1945, alphabet 553-576
1945  (fr) F.47/25, P#103c - 11-5-1945, alphabet 577-600
1945  (fr) F.47/26, P#103c - 17-5-1945, alphabet 601-624
1945  (fr) F.47/27, P#103c - 24-5-1945, alphabet 625-648
1945  (fr) F.47/28, P#103c - 31-5-1945, alphabet 649-672
1945  (fr) F.47/29, P#103c - 7-6-1945, alphabet 673-696
1945  (fr) F.47/30, P#103c - 14-6-1945, alphabet 697-720
1945  (fr) F.47/31, P#103c - 22-6-1945, alphabet 721-744
1945  (fr) F.47/32, P#103c - 28-6-1945, alphabet 745-768
1945  (fr) F.47/33, P#103c - 5-7-1945, alphabet 769-792
1945  (fr) F.47/34, P#103c - 12-7-1945, alphabet 793-816
1945  (fr) F.47/35, P#103c - 19-7-1945, alphabet 817-840
1945  (fr) F.47/36, P#103c - 26-7-1945, alphabet 841-864
1945  (fr) F.47/37, P#103c - 2-8-1945, alphabet 865-888
1945  (fr) F.47/38, P#103c - 11-8-1945, alphabet 889-912
1945  (fr) F.47/39, P#103c - 16-8-1945, alphabet 913-936
1945  (fr) F.47/40, P#103c - 23-8-1945, alphabet 937-960
1945  (fr) F.47/41, P#103c - 30-8-1945, alphabet 961-984
1945  (fr) F.47/42, P#103c - 6-9-1945, alphabet 985-1104
1945  (fr) F.47/43, P#103c - 13-9-1945, alphabet 1105-1200
1945  (fr) F.47/44, P#103c - 20-9-1945, alphabet 1201-1296
1945  (fr) F.47/45, P#103c - 27-9-1945, alphabet 1297-1416
1945  (fr) F.47/46, P#103c - 4-10-1945, alphabet 1417-1512
1945  (fr) F.47/47, P#103c - 10-10-1945, alphabet 1513-1632
1945  (fr) F.47/48, P#103c - 25-10-1945, alphabet 1633-1752
1945  (fr) F.47/49, P#103c - 6-12-1945, alphabet 1753-1776
1946  (fr) F.47/50, P#103c - 7-2-1946, alphabet 1777-1920
1946  (fr) F.47/51, P#103c - 28-3-1946, alphabet 1921-2064
1946  (fr) F.47/52, P#103c - 18-4-1946, alphabet 2065-2208
1946  (fr) F.47/53, P#103c - 16-5-1946, alphabet 2209-2352
1946  (fr) F.47/54, P#103c - 31-5-1946, alphabet 2353-2496
1946  (fr) F.47/55, P#103c - 18-7-1946, alphabet 2497-2640
1946  (fr) F.47/56, P#103c - 12-12-1946, alphabet 2641-2784
1947  (fr) F.47/57, P#103c - 2-1-1947, alphabet 2785-2928
1947  (fr) F.47/58, P#103c - 9-1-1947, alphabet 2929-3216
1947  (fr) F.47/59, P#103e - 20-3-1947, alphabet 3217-3504
1947  (fr) F.47/60, P#103e - 12-6-1947, alphabet 3505-3648
1947  (fr) F.47/61, P#103e - 17-7-1947, alphabet 3649-3960

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