1943 France 20 Francs Banknote Pick Number 100a Good Very Fine Better
Description: A beautiful very fine or better banknote from France. This is the 28-1-1943 twenty francs or Vingt Francs. The banknote is red with multicolored decorations. The front depicts a Breton fisherman wearing a red jacket and a hat pulling on the rope of a net. The back has two women with a fruit basket and a child to the left and a Breton Calvary Statuary at right. This particular note has the serial number 165477995 and is series E.67. It is signed by P. Rousseau and R. Favre-Gilly. The banknote has a water mark depicting the head of a woman in profile wearing a crown in the white circle at the top left of center of the front. Please carefully review scan as it is part and parcel of our description.
Date: 28=1=1943 (January 28, 1943).
Printer: Bank of France.
Size: The banknote measures ~5 1/8" by ~3 1/4".
Pick Number: P 100a.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a good very fine or better with all the details being very well preserved. The note has general wrinkling and several light vertical creases, a horizolntal crease near the top, minimum soiling, but no pinholes. The corners are intact with minimum rounding, but are creased. The note has no splits and the edges are intact. The piece still has some of its original crispiness. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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