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France Currency 20 French Francs Claude Debussy banknote of 1982, issued by the Bank of France - Banque de France.
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French Franc was the basic monetary unit of France until the adoption of the euro in 2002.
Euro exchange rate: 20 francs are the equivalent of 3 euros 5 euro cents (fixed rate of 6.55957 francs for 1 euro).

Obverse: Portrait of French composer Claude Debussy, painting by Marcel Baschet, 1884, Versailles Museum, Paris. The background is stormy sea with big waves - an illustration for an orchestral composition "La Mer" (The Sea, three symphonic sketches for orchestra), an orchestral work by Debussy.

Back: The same portrait of Claude Debussy. In the background - scenery scene entitled "A Fountain in a park" by painters Lucien Jusseaume and Eugène Ronsin designed in April 1902 for "Pelléas et Mélisande" (Pelléas and Mélisande) opera, a major work of the composer.

Watermark: Portrait of Claude Debussy.
Its dimensions are 140 mm x 75 mm.
The banknote was designed by the painter Bernard Taurelle, the obverse side was engraved by Jacques Jubert, the reverse side engraved by Hérouard.
Printer: Banque de France.

The banknote of 20 French francs  with effigy by the French composer Claude Debussy created by the Banque de France August 9, 1980 and issued on October 6, 1981, it was withdrawn from circulation at the time of introduction of the euro.

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Claude Debussy
Achille-Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied to his compositions. In France, he was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. Debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed.
Debussy's music is noted for its sensory component and frequent eschewing of tonality. The French literary style of his period was known as Symbolism, and this movement directly inspired Debussy both as a composer and as an active cultural participant.