50 francs Type 1941 Jacques Coeur


Pick: #93 , Other: F.19

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France. Bank of France. Banknote issued from 1941 to 1945. Withdrawn from circulation on June 4, 1945. 50 francs type 1941 Jacques Coeur (Ref. Fayette-Dessal: #F.19 or Pick: #93). Work of Lucien Jonas and engraving of Camille Beltrand for the front and Rita Dreyfus for the back. Dimensions: 145 x 90 mm. Printer: Bank of France. Watermark: Berry peasant girl. Front and back: polychrome printing with red, green and gray dominance. Front: portrait of the French merchant and banker Jacques Cœur (1395-1456), named Grand Argentier of the Kingdom of France in 1439 by Charles VII. In the background, the Palace of the city of Bourges. Jacques Coeur is represented sitting at his desk, a feather in his hand. An inkwell and a small chest are placed in front of him. On the right, the watermark in the shape of a heart. At the bottom of the vignette in the center, the famous motto of Jacques Coeur: "A cœurs vaillants riens impossible (With a valiant heart, nothing is impossible)". Values ​​in numbers and letters are printed in red. The signatures, the alphabet, the date and the numbering are printed in black. Two signatures with The General Cashier, P. Rousseau and the Secretary General, R. Favre-Gilly. Back: a Berry farmer girl spins wool in front of a pasture landscape with the city of Bourges at the back. Article 139 of the Penal Code is printed at the bottom of the back left on six lines in a blue cartridge. The specimen of the note is known only in rare copies: numbered "0.0 - 00000" and dated "0.00-0-0000.0. "With" SPECIMEN "punched vertically to the left or right. A copy was sold € 3606 in 2013 by cgb.fr, Paper-Money catalog #25 (lot: #p25_0118). The proof is known front/back signed, numbered but not watermarked. Another proof is known front/back signed, unnumbered and not watermarked. A magnificent proof front/back is known unsigned, unnumbered and mounted clear pathways. The 50 francs Jacques Coeur has 20 different issue dates and is known for a long time as a bill whose rarity is extremely heterogeneous from one alphabet to another: 178 alphabets in total!

Banknotes :Bank of France (1939-1945)

pick#92 20 francs type 1940 Travail et Science
pick#93 50 francs type 1941 Jacques Coeur
pick#94 100 francs type 1939 Sully
pick#95 500 francs type 1939 La Paix
pick#96 1000 francs type 1940 Commerce et Industrie
pick#98 5 francs type 1943 Berger
pick#99 10 francs type 1941 Mineur
pick#100 20 francs type 1942 Pêcheur
pick#101 100 francs type 1942 Descartes
pick#101A 500 francs type 1943 Colbert "réserve"
pick#102 1000 francs type 1942 Déméter
pick#103 5000 francs type 1942 Empire français
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