1943 France 5 Francs Banknote Pick Number 98a First Issue Date for Type Beautiful Crisp Uncirculated
Description: A beautiful crisp uncirculated banknote from France. This is the 1943 five francs or Cinq Francs. The banknote is blue green with multicolored decorations. The front depicts a Pyrenean shepherd at right. He is wearing a jacket and a hat and is holding a stick. There is a village in the mountains to the left. The back has a women with a head dress and crucifix on her chest to the left. There are flower along the side and bottom. This particular note has the serial number 055936416 and is series K.23. It is signed by P. Rousseau and R. Favre-Gilly. The banknote has a water mark depicting the head of a bearded man in profile in the white area to the left of the shepherd's head. Please carefully review the scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Y.2=6=1943Y. (June 2, 1943 - representing the first date for this issue).
Printer: Bank of France.
Size: The banknote measures ~4" by ~2 9/16".
Pick Number: P 98a.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a beautiful crisp uncirculated with all the details being very well preserved. The note has no folds, no wrinkling, no soiling, and shows vivid colors with no fading. The corners are intact , fully squared with no rounding. The piece has no tears or splits with intact edges and has all of its original crispiness. The note shows nice embossing from the printing. It has no pinholes, splits, wear of any kind. Please see photo for additional condition information.