About #VF.46 - 5 Mark Saar type 1947
France. Treasury banknotes. Territories occupied after 1945. Saarland. 1947 Issue. 5 Mark Sarre Type 1947 (Ref. Fayette-Dessal: # VF.46, Pick: # 5, Schwan-Boling: # 1903, Rosenberg: # 869 or Grabowski: # SAR-10). Work by Munier and engraving by Deloche for the front and by Bornet for the back. Dimensions: 82 x 52 mm. Printer: Banque de France. Watermark: no. Front and back: polychrome print with dominant purple, orange, yellow and light blue. Description of the front: beveled purple frame composed of small repeating patterns. In the upper part, a light blue cartridge with the mention "SARRE 1947" in purple. On the sides the value printed in orange. Below, in the center in a circular medallion decorated with scrolls in orange and purple, a crowned portrait of Zeus, god of the Greek Pantheon. Around it, a safety background composed of patterns printed in orange in which we can guess two winged sphinxes! Below, the value in letters "FIVE MARK" is printed in purple. At the bottom, a rectangular cartridge placed on the frame contains the numbering printed in black. The note does not have signatures or an issue date. Description of the back: composition identical to the front but the value in letters is printed in German "FÜNF MARK". In the center, a representation of Ceres, the Roman goddess of Agriculture and harvest. She holds in her hands a cornucopia and a bouquet of flowers. Below, a light blue and orange security background composed of decorative patterns. Below in a rectangular frame, the law article is printed in purple on four lines in French and German. In the corners, the patterns are this time printed in yellow. The specimen of the note is known numbered "A.00000000" and perforated "SPECIMEN". It is also possible that the banknote exists in front and / or back uniface proof and with large margins or without.
181 copies in inventory (January 12, 2021)