About VF.50 - 50 centimes French Mines of Saarland type 1920
France. Treasury. State-Owned Mines of the Saar. 1919 issues. 50 centimes Type 1920. Dimensions: 94 x 62 mm. The note has no watermark and is not dated. Printer: unknown. Front and back: multicolored print with dominant blue-gray and dark red. On the front: the banknote number is printed in black in the center just after the letter "A", "B" or "C" in red. On the left in a circular medallion, a helmeted bust of Minerva, the graphics of which are borrowed from the two emergency denominations 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. On the back: a gray-blue frieze and a safety background composed of wavy lines. All the texts are printed in red including the wording "French State", the value "0.50" repeated twice and a curved text on four lines which mentions that the note is refundable before January 1, 1930: "The banknotes whose countervalue is deposited at 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 ”. The specimen is known numbered "A. 000,000" with a cancellation hole. A proof is known by the letter "C" and overprinted "CANCELLED". A second proof is known in letter "A" and overprinted "CANCELLED" in smaller.
456 copies in inventory (January 12, 2021)
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