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About F.A41 - 1,000 francs type 1862 "Bleu"
France. Bank of France. 1862-1872 Issues. Banknote issued between June 20, 1867 and August 16, 1882. 1,000 francs type 1862 "Bleu" (Ref. Fayette-Dessal: # F.A41 or Pick: # 54). Drawing by Jacques-Jean Barre (FECIT.) and engraving by Charles Maurand (SC.). The back was designed by Camille Chazal (DEL.) and was engraved by Charles Maurand (SC.). Dimensions: 235 x 130 mm. Printer: Banque de France. Watermark: "Banque de France" and "1000". Front and back: Monochrome printing in blue. Front: the vignette fully reproduces the composition of the 1,000 francs type 1842 "Barre": on the left, a squatting Hercules supports with the force of his arms two women, allegorical figures of the Arts and Sciences. These are overhung by a love holding tools in hand and surrounded by oak leaves. On the right, an identical scene, but the two women this time symbolize Agriculture and Trade and are surmounted by another love surrounded by olive branches. The number and the alphabet are printed in black and repeated twice above and below in the arabesques of the frame. The date of issue is printed in the center under the heading "BANQUE DE FRANCE". Two circular medallions, one with a white background on the left and the other with a blue background on the right, contain the text of "Article 139 of the Penal Code". The note has three signatures with The Controller, Chazal, The Chief Cashier, A. Mignot and The Secretary General, Marsaud. Below, the seven-digit banknote control number is printed in black. In the center below, two elongated women symbolizing Justice and the Law, are leaning on a console surmounted by a Gallic rooster. In the upper part, two winged angels support a medallion containing a Love accompanied ... by a lion. On the back: a couple of women symbolizing the Earth and the Sea, seated on each side of a large stele surmounted by a central medallion in the shape of a braided crown containing a crowned portrait of Ceres seen from the front and the Latin word cut in half "SAPIENTIA" (Prudence or Wisdom). No specimen known for Type. The 1,000 francs type 1862 "Bleu" has 18 different issue dates. 24 copies are currently known in inventory.
There are five variants of signatures:
• Signatures # 1: Marsaud / Chazal / Soleil (alphabet 1 to 45).
• Signatures # 2: Marsaud / Chazal / Mignot (alphabet 46 to 301).
• Signatures # 3: Marsaud / De Jancigny / Mignot (alphabet 302 to 381),
• Signatures # 4: De Jancigny / Gilbrin / Mignot (alphabet 382 to 493),
• Signatures # 5: Square / Gilbrin / Mignot (alphabet 494 to 503).
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