About VF.22 - 1,000 francs Flag back type 1944
France. Supplemental French franc currency. American Impressions for the "Tom Cat" Operation. Date of Issue: 6-6-1944. 1,000 francs Type 1944 "Flag back". Dimensions: 156 x 66 mm. No date. Number of copies printed: unknown. No watermark, but a security sign symbolized by a stylized "F" for "Forbes" is hidden in the visual of the sticker on the front. Printer: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Co., Boston. Front and back: multicolored print, mainly orange-red and green. On the front: black and white frame decorated with abstract shapes and two guilloche rosettes printed in orange-red on the sides. A safety background is made up of wavy curved lines printed in black above abstract shapes in green and blue. The value in figures is repeated twice in orange-red in the corners and once in the center in white in an orange-red cartridge. The value in letters "MILLE FRANCS" and the words "SÉRIE DE 1944 / MILLE FRANCS / ÉMIS EN FRANCE" are printed in orange red on each side of the value. The eight-digit banknote number is printed twice in black. No signatures. On the back: dark blue and white frame decorated with abstract shapes. A security background composed of curved lines wavy in blue and red converge towards a medallion in the center placed on a base decorated with leaves, in which is the tricolor flag and the three currencies of France: "LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY". Specimen of the issued note numbered 00000000 with "SPECIMEN" perforated horizontally in the center of the bill. Replacement note with the letter "X" printed on an issued note. Very rare, only one known copy: "X 00600977". Other reference: Schwan-Boling: # 148. Some counterfeits listed: 9 copies.
VF.22.01 (Serial # only): 64 copies in inventory (January 12, 2021)
VF.22.02 (Block XS): 1 copy in inventory (January 12, 2021)
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