1943 France 20 Francs Banknote Pick Number 100a Good Very Fine or Better
Description: A beautiful very fine or much better banknote from France. This is the C.7=10=1943.C 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 230223439 and is series C.93. 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 the scans provided as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 7=10=1943 (October 7, 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 much better with all the details being very well preserved. The note has several vertical folds but no identifiable horizontal fold. The note retains quite a bit of its original stiffness and crispiness. It has no graffiti, no pinholes, no tears, and no splits. Its edges are intact with no detectable roughness. The note has some light soiling and a few minor light stains. The corners are intact and fairly squared with minimum rounding if any. A great looking note worthy of a spot in your collection. Please see scans for additional condition information.