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France 200 Francs 1981-1994

Item Code: FR-155

Front: Effigy of French writer, Charles Louis de Secondat (Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu) (1689-1755) and his coat of arms. Female allegory symbolizing the Law and a badge symbolizing his masterwork "L'Esprit des Lois" (The Spirit of Laws) in 1748. Back: Portrait of Charles de Secondat (Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu) in a Persian style background. An evocation of the "Lettres Persanes" (Persian Letters) (1721). "Dialogue de Sylla et d’Eucrate" (A Dialogue between Sylla and Eucrates) (1724). The Château de la Brède castle (Gironde) where he was born. Watermark: Portrait of Charles Baron de Montesquieu. Design: Pierrette Lambert. Engraver: Jacques Jubert (obverse); Henri Renaud (reverse). Taille-douce (Intaglio) by: Jacques Combet. Signatures: (P-155d) Didier Bruneel (Le Secrétaire Général); Bernard Dentaud (Le Controleur Général); André Charriau (Le Caissier Général). Issuer: Bank of France. Dates of Issue: 1981 through 1994. Circulation from: 7 July 1982. Withdrawn: 29 October 1996. Legal tender: No, from 1 April 1998. Demonetized: 17 February 2012. Material: Cotton paper fiber. Printing method: Dry offset in four colours. Printer: Banque de France (BdF).

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Dimensions: 172 x 91 mm

Texts: Banque de France; Deux Cents 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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