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France 10 Francs 1975 (1972–1978)

Item Code: FR-150

Front: Louis Hector Berlioz (December 11, 1803 – March 8, 1869) - French Romantic composer, conducting his ´Requiem´ with an orchestra in the Chapelle des Invalides in Paris (Portrait painted by Émile Signol). Back: Hector Berlioz playing a guitar offered by Niccolò Paganini in front of Villa Medici in Rome; In the background, the Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Château Saint-Ange (Castel Sant'Angelo) in Rome and the St. Peter's Basilica (Basilique Saint-Pierre; San Pietro; Sancti Petri) in Vatican. Watermark: Profile portrait of Hector Berlioz (after the medallion sculpted by Jean-Pierre Dantanat at the Villa Medici in 1831). Security features: Watermark. Consecutively running, black, horizontal series and serial numbers on the obverse of the banknote. Raised ink. Use of multiple tones in a single dominant colour. Main colour: Orange ocher (ochre). Work by: Lucien Joseph Fontanarosa. Engraved by: Jacques Jubert (front) and Henri Renaud (back). Watermark engraved by Michel Valentini (BdF). Signature titles: Le Contrôleur G(énér)al; Le Secrétaire G(énér)al; Le Caissier G(énér)al. Signatures vary. Issuer: Bank of France. Dates of Issue: 23 November 1972 through 6 July 1978. Circulation from: 5 November 1974. Withdrawn: 31 December 1980 through 1 January 2002. Legal tender: No, from 15 September 1986. Demonetized: 17 February 2012. Material: Cotton paper fiber. Printing method: Dry offset in four colours (yellow, red, light blue and dark blue). Printer: Banque de France (BdF).
 

 
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Dimensions: 140 x 75 mm
 
  Signatures (P-150a):

Gilbert Bouchet (Le Contrôleur G(énér)al, 1967–1979)
Hubert Morant (Le Secrétaire G(énér)al, 1967–1975)
Pierre Vergnes (Le Caissier G(énér)al, 1971–1974)
 
  Signatures (P-150b):

Gilbert Bouchet (Le Contrôleur G(énér)al, 1967–1979)
Hubert Morant (Le Secrétaire G(énér)al, 1967–1975)
Jean-Jacques Tronche (Le Caissier G(énér)al, 1975–1979)
 
  Signatures (P-150c):

Gilbert Bouchet (Le Contrôleur G(énér)al, 1967–1979)
Pierre Strohl (Le Secrétaire G(énér)al, 1976–1987)
Jean-Jacques Tronche (Le Caissier G(énér)al, 1975–1979)
 

Texts: Banque de France. Dix Francs. Ten Francs. Le Controleur Général. Le Caissier Général. Le Secrétaire Général. L'Article 139 du Code Pénal Punit de la Réclusion Criminelle a Perpetuité Ceux qui Auront Contrefait ou Falsifié les Billets de Banque Autorisés par la Loi. Ainsi que Ceux qui Auront Fait Usage de Ces Billets Contrefaits ou Falsifiés. Ceux qui les Auront Introduits en France Seront Punis de la Même Peine.

 
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