5 Francs - Blue type 1905, inverted lion

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1912-1916
Value 5 Francs (5)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Paper
Size 80 × 128 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 12-31-1933
References P# 70,
  • 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# 02bis
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

Two statues on pedestal to the right and left of the banknote, in blue. Value in blue in the center. Date with zodiac sign.

Lettering:
BANQUE de FRANCE
CINQ
FRANCS
5 | 5
LE FAUSSAIRE
SERA PUNI DES
TRAVAUX FORCES
A PERPETUITE

Engraver: Paul Dujardin

Paul Dujardin, born Paul Rodolphe Joseph Dujardin on 13 June 1843 in Lille and died on 7 November 1913 in Paris, was a French photographer and heliographer.

Designer: Charles Camille Chazal

Charles Camille Chazal, a French painter, and son of Antoine Chazal, was born in Paris in 1825. He studied under Drolling and Picot, and entered the École des Beaux-Arts in 1842. His 'Institution of the Eucharist,' painted in 1863, is in the church of St. Louis-en-l'Ile at Paris. He died in 1875.

Reverse

Cornucopias and floral motifs.

Lettering:
5 | 5
5 | BANQUE DE FRANCE | 5

Engraver: H.Pierson

Designer: Georges Duval

Watermark

5 Francs - Blue (type 1905, inverted lion) -  obverse

© CGB

Comments

Watermark: Reading on the back FEMALE HEAD in profile and BANQUE DE FRANCE below


Zodiac sign of LION upside down


Zodiac signs on banknotes

January / Aquarius
February / Pisces
Mars / Aries
April / Taurus
May / Gemini
June / Cancer
July / Lion
August / Virgo
September / Libra
October / Scorpion
November / Sagittarius
December / Capricorn

World Paper Money does not distinguish between type 1905 and type 1905, inverted lion

Explanation on the banknote

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1912  (fr) F.02bis/01, P# 70 - juillet 1912, alphabets possibles 571-726 (aucun exemplaire vu)
1913  (fr) F.02bis/02, P# 70 - juillet 1913, alphabets possibles 2531-2790 (aucun exemplaire vu)
1915  (fr) F.02bis/03, P# 70 - juillet 1915, alphabets possibles 6501-7020 (5 exemplaire répertoriés)
1916  (fr) F.02bis/04, P# 70 - juillet 1616, alphabets possibles 12641-13140 (121 exemplaires répertoriés)

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