A lot of two 2 francs Type 1944 (Ref. Fayette-Dessal: # VF16.03, Pick: # 114r or Schwan-Boling: # 142r) and a 5 francs Type 1944 (Ref. Fayette-Dessal : # VF17.03, Pick: # 115r or # Schwan-Boling: 143r) has been on sale for $ 130 for a few hours on Numizon (Ad # 160219). These three small banknotes (78 x 67 mm) were printed in the United States by Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Co. and brought by the Americans during the landing in June 1944. The three bills for sale include the letter "X" which was printed on replacement notes ...

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Description of the lot

  • 2 francs (Flag back), letter "X", N ° 00539334. Estimated grade: VF,
  • 2 francs (Flag back), letter "X", N ° 00683637. Estimated grade: VF to VF/XF,
  • 5 francs (Flag back), letter "X", N ° 00013787. Estimated grade: VG to F.

Numizon inventory

  • 2 francs (Flag back), letter "X": 108 copies.
  • 5 francs (Flag back), letter "X": 86 copies.

Note: The 5 franc note N ° 00013787 is the 5th smallest known number!


Quote

ReferenceTypeGradeQuote
VF16.03 / P.114r / SB.142r2 francs (Flag back), block # XSVF€ 70
F€ 40
VG€ 10

ReferenceTypeGradeQuote
VF17.03 / P.115r / SB.143r5 francs (Flag back), block # XSVF€ 70
F€ 30
VG€ 10

Note: quotations indicated on pages 444 and 445 of the Fayette-Dessal catalog, 2019 edition.


Numizon review

All banknotes of this type seen on sale are very often overestimated and it is not uncommon to see copies in letter "X" in F grade at prices above € 50! The price offered in the ad is therefore fair enough. Unfortunately, shipping costs over $ 20 will undoubtedly cause some collectors to hesitate and lower the initial capital gain. It is nevertheless an opportunity to definitively return these historic banknotes to your Treasury binders and to have a duplicate banknote to exchange or resell!