About VF.51 - 1 franc French Mines of Saarland type 1920
France. Treasury. State-Owned Mines of the Saar. 1919 issues. 1 franc Type 1920. Dimensions: 94 x 62 mm. The note has no watermark and is not dated. Printer: unknown. Front and back: multicolored print with predominantly red-orange on a yellow background. On the front: the banknote number is printed in black at the bottom just after the letter "A, B, C, D, E or F" in red and between two numbers "1". On the right in a circular medallion, a helmeted bust of Minerva, the graphics of which are borrowed from the two Emergency notes of the 1914-1918 war for the Chamber of Commerce of Paris (Ref. JP.097.10 and JP.097.23 of the work of Jean Pirot). Two signatures affixed to the bill with The Director General André Louis-Joseph Ghislain Defline and The General Cashier Henry. Back: left, reproduction of a 1 franc coin "Semeuse" dated 1919 with obverse and reverse. All the texts are printed in orange-red including the wording "Mines Domaniales de la Sarre", the value "1 FRANC 1" and a text on the right which mentions that the note is refundable before January 1, 1930: "The banknotes whose equivalent value is deposited with the French Treasury, are reimbursable by the General Cashier of the State-Owned Mines of the Saar. Their reimbursement must be requested before January 1, 1930 ”. A proof is known by letter "A" and overprinted "CANCELLED" in black. A second proof is known by the letter "B" and overprinted "CANCELED" in black. A third proof is known in letter "B" and overprinted "CANCELLED" in smaller. Specimen unconfirmed.
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