100 francs Luc Olivier Merson type 1906 avec grands cartouches

Features

Issuer France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1923-1937
Value 100 Francs (100)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Paper
Size 112 × 182 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 4 June 1945
Number N# 206027
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References P# 78,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.
Fay# 24
Claude Fayette, Jean-Marc Dessal; 2014. La Cote des Billets de la Banque de France et du Trésor. Numismatique & Change, Revigny-sur-Ornain, France.

Obverse

Personifications right and left of Agriculture and Commerce, accompanied by two children. Fruits, vegetal decoration. Golden moldings.

Lettering:
BANQUE DE FRANCE
CENT FRANCS
PAYABLES EN ESPECES, A VUE, AU PORTEUR

Translation:
Bank of France
One hundred francs
Payable in cash, at sight, to the carrier

Engravers: Frédéric Florian, César Romagnol

Designer: Luc Olivier Merson

Luc-Olivier Merson (21 May 1846 – 13 November 1920) was a French academic painter and illustrator also known for his postage stamp and currency designs.

Reverse

Personifications of Work (blacksmith on the left) and Fortune (woman and child with cornucopia on the right). Golden moldings.

Lettering:
BANQUE DE FRANCE | BANQUE DE FRANCE
100 FR
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

Translation:
Bank of France
100 francs
Articles 139 of the penal code punishes for forced labor those who counterfeit or forge the tickets banks authorized by law, as well as those who will have used these counterfeit or falsified tickets.

Engravers: Frédéric Florian, César Romagnol

Designer: Luc Olivier Merson

Luc-Olivier Merson (21 May 1846 – 13 November 1920) was a French academic painter and illustrator also known for his postage stamp and currency designs.

Watermark

Profile heads of CERES and MERCURY

100 francs Luc Olivier Merson (type 1906 avec grands cartouches) -  obverse

© CGB

Comments

Type 1906 modified 1924
Expansion of series cartouche (from the alphabet 10000 authorized July 31, 1924 but dated November 29, 1923), due to increased production.

Two combinations of signatories:
a) Albert Aupetit – Louis Platet (from 29/11/1923 to 26/06/1926)

b) Pierre Strohl – Louis Platet (from 01/07/1926 to 29/12/32)

Type 1906 modified 1924 adapted 1930
Addition of a second letter in the creation date (from the alphabet 25885 dated July 10, 1930), due to an increase in production linked to the economic crisis.

Two combinations of signatories:
b) Pierre Strohl – Louis Platet (from 01/07/1926 to 29/12/32)

c) Pierre Strohl– Félix Boyer (from 12/01/1933 to 30/06/1937)

Type 1906 modified 1924 adapted 1933
Addition of a tenth digit to the control number (from the alphabet 40001 dated March 30, 1933), further due to increased production.

One combination of signatories:
c) Pierre Strohl– Félix Boyer (from 12/01/1933 to 30/06/1937)


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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1923)  0% (fr) F.24/00Ec - épreuve (sans filigrane, sans numéro, sans signature)
1923  0% (fr) F.24/01, P#78a - 29-11 / 29-12-1923, alphabet 10000-10116
1924  1.5% (fr) F.24/02, P#78a - 2-1 / 31-12-1924, alphabet 10117-11632
1925  1.5% (fr) F.24/03, P#78a - 2-1 / 31-12-1925, alphabet 11633-13380
1926  2% (fr) F.24/04, P#78a - 4-1 / 26-6-1926, alphabet 13381-14664
1926  3% (fr) F.24/05, P#78b - 1-7 / 31-12-1926, alphabet 14665-16488
1926  0% (fr) F.24/05Sp - spécimen, date E.1-7-1926.E, alphabet O.00000 n°000 (perforé SPECIMEN)
1927  4% (fr) F.24/06, P#78b - 3-1 / 31-12-1927, alphabet 16489-20112
1928  3% (fr) F.24/07, P#78b - 3-1 / 29-12-1928, alphabet 20113-23748
1929  5% (fr) F.24/08, P#78b - 2-1 / 1-8-1929, alphabet 23749-25884
1930  3% (fr) F.24/09, P#78b - 10-7 / 26-12-1930, alphabet 25885-28380
1931  12% (fr) F.24/10, P#78b - 2-1 / 31-12-1931, alphabet 28381-33684
1932  16% (fr) F.24/11, P#78b - 7-1 / 29-12-1932, alphabet 33685-38652
ND (1933)  0% (fr) F.24/12Ed - épreuve, alphabet O.00000 n°000 (perforé ANNULE, sans filigrane, signatures de 1933)
1933  19% (fr) F.24/12, P#78c - 12-1 / 21-12-1933, alphabet 38653-42468
1934  $ 6.78 25% (fr) F.24/13, P#78c - 4-1 / 20-12-1934, alphabet 42469-47076
1935  17% (fr) F.24/14, P#78c - 17-1 / 28-11-1935, alphabet 47077-50100
1936  20% (fr) F.24/15, P#78c - 2-1 / 31-12-1936, alphabet 50101-52980
1937  22% (fr) F.24/16, P#78c - 28-1 / 30-6-1937, alphabet 52981-55428

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