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France - Old Francs

This series of notes, printed between 1933 and 1958, is the most beautiful printed by the Banque de France. They include wonderful notes with allegorical figures, as well as rural French scenes and important figures of science, industry and politics. Clément Serveau is the most famous and prolific artist who best represents this period.

F.1 (SCWPM P.60)

5 Francs, Black

Imp BdF
Sig. 1, 1871-1874

Chazal, C. INV
Duval, G. FEC
Dujardin SC
Chazal, C. DEL

F.2.29 (SCWPM P.70)

5 Francs, Bleu

Imp BdF
Sig. 2, 7/2/1915

Chazal, C. INV
Duval, G. FEC
Dujardin SC
Chazal, C. DEL

F.3.12 (SCWPM P.72d)

5 Francs, Violet

Imp BdF
Sig. 3, 5/8/1928

Duval, G. (F), Walhain, C. (B) INV
Romagnol, C. (F), Deloche, E. (B) SC

F.4.15 (SCWPM P.83)

5 Francs, Violet

Imp BdF: Modified, signature changed to "Le Caissier Général"
Sig. 4, 11/28/1940

detail

Duval, G. (F), Walhain, C. (B) INV
Romagnol, C. (F), Deloche, E. (B) SC

F.5.7 (SCWPM P.98b)

5 Francs, Shepherd

Imp BdF: This is the smallest banknote issued by Banque de France
Sig. 5, 10/30/1947

Serveau, C. INV

F.6.11 (SCWPM P.73d)

10 Francs, Minerva

Imp BdF
Sig. 3, 10/23/1926

Duval, G. INV
Romagnol, C. SC

F.7.1 (SCWPM P.84)

10 Francs, Minerva

Imp BdF: Modified, signature changed to "Le Caissier Général"
Sig. 4, 2/2/1939

detail

Duval, G. INV
Romagnol, C. SC

F.8.19 (SCWPM P.99f)

10 Francs, Miner

Imp BdF
Sig. 5, 12/4/1947

Jonas, L. INV

F.9 (SCWPM P.61)

20 Francs, Black

Imp BdF: Denomination in Black
1873

Chazal, C. INV
Dujardin SC
Chazal, C. DEL

F.10 (SCWPM P.68)

20 Francs, Blue

Imp BdF: Denomination in Blue
1905

Chazal, C. INV
Dujardin SC
Chazal, C. DEL

F.11 (SCWPM P.74)

20 Francs, Bayard

Imp BdF: Denomination in Blue
1916

Duval, G. FEC
Romagnol SC

F.12.12 (SCWPM P.92b)

20 Francs, Science and Labor

Imp BdF
Sig. 4, 2/20/1941

Serveau, C. INV
Deloche, E. SC

F.13.14 (SCWPM P.100c)

20 Francs, Fisherman

Imp BdF
Sig. 4, 3/10/1949

detail

Jonas, L. INV

F.14 (SCWPM P.64g)

50 Francs, Blue and Rose

Imp BdF
7/12/1924

Duval, G.+Dupuis, D. FEC
Robert, J. SC

F.15.2 (SCWPM P.77a)

50 Francs, Luc-Olivier Merson

Imp BdF: Luc-Olivier Merson Name in Margin
1927

Merson, L.O. INV
Romagnol, C. SC

F.16.2 (SCWPM P.80a)

50 Francs, Luc-Olivier Merson

Imp BdF: Modified, w/o Merson Name. Starting with this note in 1930, BdF no longer mentions the artist's name in the margin of its banknotes.
Sig. 4, 8/13/1931

Merson, L.O. INV
Romagnol, C. SC

F.17 (SCWPM P.81)

50 Francs, Cérès

Imp BdF: Signature "Le Caissier Principal"
1927

Serveau, C. FEC
Deloche, E. SC

F.18 (SCWPM P.85)

50 Francs, Cérès

Imp BdF: Modified, signature changed to "Le Caissier Général"
1927

Serveau, C. FEC
Deloche, E. SC

F.19.18 (SCWPM P.93)

50 Francs, Jacques Coeur

Imp BdF
Sig. 4, 1/8/1942

Jonas, L. INV

F.20.17 (SCWPM P.127c)

50 Francs, Le Verrier

Imp BdF
Sig. 6, 2/1/1951

Poughéon, R. INV

F.21 (SCWPM P.65)

100 Francs, Blue and Rose

Imp BdF
1888

Baudry, P. FEC
Robert, J. SC

F.22 (SCWPM P.69)

100 Francs, Luc Olivier Merson, Allegory

Imp BdF: "LOM" on Haybale at right
1908

Merson, L.O. INV
Florian, F. (F), Romagnol, C. (B) SC

F.23 (SCWPM P.71)

100 Francs, Luc Olivier Merson, Allegory

Imp BdF: Modified, Removed "LOM" on Haybale
1909

Merson, L.O. INV
Florian, F. (F), Romagnol, C. (B) SC

F.24.16 (SCWPM P.78c)

100 Francs, Luc Olivier Merson, Allegory

Imp BdF: 5-Digit Serial Numbers and Larger Background
Sig. 7, 2/25/1937

Merson, L.O. INV
Florian, F. (F), Romagnol, C. (B) SC

F.25 (SCWPM P.86b)

100 Francs, Luc Olivier Merson, Allegory

Imp BdF: Modified, signature changed to "Le Caissier Général"
Sig. 4, 8/11/1938

Merson, L.O. INV
Florian, F. (F), Romagnol, C. (B) SC

F.26.69 (SCWPM P.94)

100 Francs, M. de Sully

Imp BdF
Sig. 4, 4/2/1942

Jonas, L. INV

F.27.4 (SCWPM P.101a)

100 Francs, Descartes

Sig. 4, 1/6/1944

Jonas, L. INV

F.28.37 (SCWPM P.128d)

100 Francs, Young Farmer with Oxen

Imp BdF
Sig. 8, 6/4/1953

Poughéon, R. INV

F.29.1 (SCWPM P.87a)

300 Francs, Ceres and Mercury

Imp BdF: This is the only BdF note with no printed date
Sig. 4, 10/6/1938- 2/9/1939

Serveau, C. INV

F.30.34 (SCWPM P.66l)

500 Francs, Rose et Bleu

Imp BdF
Sig. 9, 1/29/1931

Barré (F), Cabasson (B) INV
Barré (F), Pannemaker (B) SC

F.31 (SCWPM P.88)

500 Francs, Rose et Bleu

Imp BdF: Modified, signature changed to "Le Caissier Général"
1/29/1931

Barré (F), Cabasson (B) INV
Barré (F), Pannemaker (B) SC

F.32.41 (SCWPM P.95b)

500 Francs, Peace

Imp BdF
Sig. 10, 10/1/1942

Laurent, S. INV
Hourriez (F), Dreyfus, R. (B) SC

F.33

500 Francs, Jean-Baptiste Colbert

Imp BdF: Not Issued
1943

Jonas, L. FEC

F.34.5 (SCWPM P.129a)

500 Francs, Chateaubriand

Imp BdF
Sig. 10, 3/28/1946

Poughéon, R. INV
Marliat, A.+Armanelli, R. SC

F.35.3 (SCWPM P.133a)

500 Francs, Victor Hugo

Imp BdF: New series of smaller notes from BdF
Sig. 11, 9/2/1954

detail

Serveau, C. INV
Piel, J. SC

F.36 (SCWPM P.67)

1000 Francs, Rose et Bleu

Imp BdF
1889

Barré+Duval (F), Chazal (B) INV
Barré+Robert (F), Maurant, C. (B) SC

F.37 (SCWPM P.79)

1000 Francs, Ceres and Mercury

Imp BdF
1927

Walhain, C. FEC
Deloche, E. SC

F.38.46 (SCWPM P.90c)

1000 Francs, Ceres and Mercury

Imp BdF: Type of 1927, Modified, signature changed to "Le Caissier Général"
Sig. 12, 4/18/1940

Walhain, C. FEC
Deloche, E. SC

F.39.3 (SCWPM P.96a)

1000 Francs, Commerce and Industry

Imp BdF
Sig. 12, 12/19/1940

Cheffer, H. INV
Beltrand, C. (F), Deloche, E. (B) SC

F.40.6 (SCWPM P.102)

1000 Francs, Demeter

Imp BdF
Sig. 10, 9/3/1942

Jonas, L. INV
Hourriez (F), Dreyfus, R. (B) SC

F.41.13 (SCWPM P.130a)

1000 Francs, Bleu Clément Serveau

Imp BdF
Sig. 10, 4/25/1946

Serveau, C. INV

F.42.22 (SCWPM P.134a)

1000 Francs, Richelieu

Imp BdF
Sig. 12, 10/4/1956

Serveau, C. INV
Piel, J. SC

F.43 (SCWPM P.76)

5000 Francs, Flameng

Imp BdF
Sig. 13, 1/26/1918

Flameng, F. INV
Robert, J. SC

F.44 (SCWPM P.82)

5000 Francs, Victoire

Imp BdF: Intaglio
1934

Laurent, S. INV
Piel, J. (F), Dreyfus, R. (B) SC

F.45 (SCWPM P.91)

5000 Francs, Victoire

Imp BdF: Modified, signature changed to "Le Caissier Général"
1934

Laurent, S. INV
Piel, J. (F), Dreyfus, R. (B) SC

F.46.8 (SCWPM P.97c)

5000 Francs, Victoire

Imp BdF: Intaglio, Impression à Plat (flat plate)
Sig. 12, 7/20/1939

Laurent, S. INV
Piel, J. (F), Dreyfus, R. (B) SC

F.47.59 (SCWPM P.103e)

5000 Francs, Empire Française

Imp BdF
Sig. 15, 3/20/1947

Serveau, C. INV
Dreyfus, R. (F), Beltrand, C. (B) SC

F.48 (SCWPM P.131)

5000 Francs, Terre et Mer

Imp BdF
1949

Laurent, S. INV
Piel, J. (F), Beltrand, C. (B) SC

F.49 (SCWPM P.135)

5000 Francs, Henri IV

Imp BdF
1957

Le Feuvre INV
Piel, J. SC

F.50.77 (SCWPM P.132d)

10,000 Francs, Education

Imp BdF
Sig. 11, 12/1/1955

Laurent, S. INV
Piel, J. (F), Beltrand, C. (B) SC

F.51.13 (SCWPM P.136b)

10,000 Francs, Bonaparte

Imp BdF
Sig. 14, 10/2/1958

detail

Serveau, C. INV
Piel, J. (F), Beltrand, C. (B) SC