100 Francs Trésor Public 1955

A rare banknote in UNC and an alphabet "A.2" unique?

See the note into the catalog: here

All Treasury banknotes, the 100 frs trésor Public (VF.34) is not as successful as the 1000 francs (VF.35) or the 5000 francs (VF.36). It is also not even (yet) in the Fayette inventory. Nevertheless, it deserves some attention.

In fact, I made a score banknotes encountered, both in the various catalogs professionals on retail sites and new online archive of the cgb website. I get the table below, broken down by letter, for a provisional total of 112 notes:

First observation: the "P" letter is still unknown! So, all your workbooks...

Second observation: I only counts 3 banknotes in "UNC" or "aUNC" with the following references:


1) A.1 No. 88264, in "UNC" grade, sold on delcampe in April 2011 for 491 euros.

Then, I point to all the collectors that the smallest currently known for this score (A.1 No. 60125) is on sale from March 2013 in Numiscollection in "F" grade!


2) D.1 ​​No. 88523, proposed  in the Delcampe website in June 2010 for 412 euros in "UNC" grade.


3) Q.1 No. 49247, in "aUNC" grade, which was proposed in the VSO Paper Money 13 in January 2009, with oddly one offering the starting price of 370 euros... Happy, the purchaser of the note!


A unique alphabet?

To end this article, I recently pointed a note "A.2 No. 41004" in "VF" grade, but to my surprise, on all 112 banknotes met, it is currently the only listed with this alphabet; which would be unique? I urge all collectors to check their numbers Treasury notes... And as the saying goes: "Never two without three!".

Very soon in an upcoming issue of a next BN, cordially!


Yann-Noël Hénon



(Article written in French for cgb.fr in september 2013.)



La version française a été publiée au format PDF dans le Bulletin Numismatique N°123 de cgb.fr : lire