5000 Francs Flameng, type 1918

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1918 (1918-1945)
Value 5000 Francs (5000)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Paper
Size 128 × 256 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 06-04-1945
References P# 76,
  • 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# 43
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

Allegories of Labor and Science on the left sitting on an antique bas relief depicting Science, the Arts, Industry, Agriculture and Commerce. Angel on the right holding a large badge "Wisdom and Strength". Agricultural tools. Frame made of fruits and vegetables. Cherubs with ribbons on the right and on the left.

Lettering:
BANQVE DE FRANCE
CINQ MILLE FRANCS
L'ARTICLE 139 DU CODE PENAL PUNIT DES TRAVAUX
FORCES CEUX QUI AURONT CONTREFAIT OU FALSIFIE DES BILLETS DE BANQUES AUTORISES PAR LA LOI.

Engraver: Jules Robert

Designer: François Flameng

Reverse

Allegories symbolizing Research, Work, Science and Fortune. In the background, barges on the Seine and Paris (the City). Frame made of fruits and vegetables. Cherubs with ribbons on the right and on the left.

Lettering:
BANQVE DE FRANCE
5000 | 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.

Engraver: Jules Robert

Designer: François Flameng

Watermark

5000 Francs (Flameng, type 1918) -  obverse

© CGB

Comments

Une combinaison de signataires :
a) Paul Ernest-Picard – Marcel Frachon- Alfred Julien-Laferrière (02/01/18 au 29/01/18)

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1918)  (fr) F.43/00Ec1 - épreuve (sans filigrane, couleurs variables, tampon ECHANTILLON au verso)
1918  (fr) F.43/00Sp1 - spécimen, date 0-0-1918, alphabet A.1 n°000 (perforé SPECIMEN)
1918  (fr) F.43/00Sp2 - spécimen, janvier (perforé SPECIMEN, avec ou sans perforation d'annulation)
1918  (fr) F.43/00Ss - spécimen, date 0-0-1918, alphabet A.1 N°000 (non perforé, SPECIMEN en rouge manuscrit)
1918  (fr) F.43/01, P#76 - 2-29 janvier 1918, alphabet 1-24
1918  1,000 (fr) F.43/01A1, P#76 - janvier 1918, alphabet A.1, billet 1 - 1000
ND (1945)  (fr) F.43/00Ec2 - épreuve (sans filigrane, ciel jaune, cartouches verts, sans numéro)

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