300 francs type 1938

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1938-1939
Value (300)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Paper
Size 88 × 138 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 11-20-1950
References P# 87,
  • 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# 29
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:
BANQUE DE FRANCE 300
TROIS CENTS FRANCS

Engraver: Emile Deloche

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:
BANQUE DE FRANCE
L'ART 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.
- | 300

Engraver: Emile Deloche

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

300 francs (type 1938) -  obverse

© CGB

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1938)  5% (fr) F.29/00Sp - spécimen, lettre O n°0.000.000 (perforé SPECIMEN)
ND (1938)  0% (fr) F.29/00Spn - spécimen, lettre O n°0.000.000 (perforé SPECIMEN, surcharge numérotée)
ND (1938)  12,000,000 325.46 58% (fr) F.29/01, P#87a - (6-10-1938), lettre B-M
ND (1938)  1,000,000 0% (fr) F.29/01A, P#87a - (6-10-1938), lettre A, billet 1 - 1 000 000
ND (1938)  852,000 0% (fr) F.29/02, P#87r - (24-11-1938), lettre W
ND (1939)  12,000,000 47% (fr) F.29/03, P#87a - (9-2-1939), lettre N-Z

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