1974 France 10 Francs Banknote Pick Number 150a Hector Berlioz Conducting Colorful Uncirculated
Description: A beautiful and rather colorful choice uncirculated banknote from France. This is the March 10, 1974 ten francs or Dix Francs currency note. It is made of light, thin and crisp paper. This beautiful and very colorful banknote has a design showing the bust of Hector Berlioz, the famous 19th century French composer and orchestrator to the right of the front facing forward holding a maestro stick and conducting in the Chapelle des Ivalides on the front. The back has the image of Berlioz again to the left facing forward with the image of a musical instrument to the right and Rome's Villa Medici in the background. This is a very nice, rather scarce, very desirable note with a beautiful colorful design, and in excellent uncirculated condition. This particular note has the serial number 0234125093 which is displayed top center on the front. It is series R.94 and has three signatures. It is dated 3 October 1974 (M.3-10-1974.M) on the front. The note has a watermark showing a man with long sideburns. Please carefully review the scan presented as it is part and parcel of our description.
Printer: Issued by the Bank of France.
Size: The banknote measures ~5 1/2" by ~3".
Pick Number: P 150a.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a good uncirculated with all the details being very well preserved. The note has no folds, no tears, no splits, no pinholes, no graffiti, and no bumps. The note has a raised portion, about 1/4" long, in the middle of the lower edge, which we believe is due to the way the note was stored and not due to circulation. The note retains all of its original stiffness and crispiness. The corners are fully squared with no bumps or folds and no rounding. The note retains strong embossing from the printing. The note is clean with no stains and its colors are still vivid and show no fading. Please note the curved line seen to the right of the bottom of the front and back in the photos is a scratch in the scanner and not a line in the note.This is a beautiful and very desirable note which would make a great addition to your collection of French banknotes. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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