Currency of France 5000 French Francs Victory banknote of 1942 Banque de France

Paper Money currency France 5000 Francs banknote bill
Currency of France 500 French Francs "Victory" banknote
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Billets Français 5000 francs Victoire
France Currency 5000 Francs Victory banknote of 1942, issued by the Bank of France - Banque de France
The French Franc was the national currency of France until the introduction of the Euro in 1999 (in full circulation in 2002)
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Obverse: Allegorical woman representing France wearing an olive wreath and placed in a concentric olive leaves, she is holding a statuette of La Victoire and mint branch which symbolizes the newfound prosperity.
Reverse: Same allegorical woman representing France but in blue dress; oak branches and bundles of wheat occupy the bottom right of the banknote.

Watermark: Allegorical woman with olive branch.
The dimensions are 230 mm x 125 mm.
The dominant colors are yellow, green and purple.
The vignette was designed based on the work of the painter Sébastien Laurent, engraving was performed by Jules Piel and Rita Dreyfus.
5000 francs "Victory" type banknote was printed polychrome with a new technique called intaglio and thereafter, "flat", from 1934 to 1943.

5000 French francs Victory banknote created by the Banque de France on 8 November 1934 and issued into circulation September 26, 1938 along with the 5000 francs Flameng. 5000 francs Victory type banknote was replaced by the 5000 francs Union française - French Union.

The Bank of France need some time before creating a new 5000 francs banknote. The 5000 francs Rouge had been deprived of legal tender in December 1897 and had also not been very successful, when, in August 1914, faced with the arrival of the war, disruption of the banking system, and to correct deficiencies in cash, authorities decided to issue higher denomination bills. But in 1918 the emission of the banknote in denomination of 5000 francs Flameng was rejected. In 1934, the devaluation of the franc Poincaré confirmed the need to postpone the release of the new banknotes in 5000 francs. In September 1938 Banque de France issued into circulation 5000 francs banknote "Victory" type (meaning: victory over the economic crisis).

5000 francs Victory circulation ended on June 4, 1945 when this bill was deprived to be a legal tender.