1944 France 500 Francs Banknote Pick Number 106 WWII Issue Tresor Central Very Fine or Better
Description: A beautiful and rather rare very fine banknote from France. This is the No Date 1944 Five Hundred francs or Cinq Cents Francs. The banknote has a brown design on both sides. It shows the portrait of Marianne, the national emblem of the French Republic, to the left of the front. The back has the same coloring as the front and shows the denomination is the center with the words "LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE" above it. This is a rather rare banknote with a very simple design issued towards the end of World War II. This particular note has the serial number 29L484865 displayed twice in black on the front but not on the back. It is not dated but known to have been issued in 1944. The note does not have a watermark and no signature. Please carefully review the scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Printer: Although not marked as such it is known to have been printed by TDLR (Thomas De La Rue) of England.
Size: The banknote measures ~5 1/2" by ~3".
Pick Number: P 106.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a good very fine or better with all the details being very well preserved. It is an attractive note, with evidence of handling and wear. It has several vertical folds and horizontal folds. The note has some soiling but no stains. the colors are still vivid and without appreciable fading. The paper itself is still relatively stiff and retains some of its crispiness and is not floppy. The edges of the note do not show any appreciable roughness and the corners are intact with minimum rounding and bumping. The note has no pinholes, no graffiti, no tears and no splits and. This is a beautiful rare note which would make a great addition to your collection of French banknotes. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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