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Currency of France before the Euro 100 French Francs Paul Cezanne banknote 1997, issued by the Bank of France - Banque de France.
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French Franc the former standard monetary unit of France.
Euro exchange rate: 100 francs are the equivalent of 15 euros 24 euro cents (fixed rate of 6.55957 francs for 1 euro)
Obverse: Portrait of French Post-Impressionist Painter Paul Cezanne taken from old photograph. In the background, a detail from The Sea at L'Estaque (1878-1879), a painting by Paul Cézanne. Above the watermark area is shown a view of the Jas de Bouffan, Cézanne paternal residence.

See Through: When the banknote is held up to the light, on the upper left side, there is see-through register which front and back elements of the motif combine to form the Paul Cézanne's painting "The Card Players" - men playing cards in a café (painted between 1890 and 1892).

Reverse: the main theme is an interpretation of the Paul Cézanne's painting Apples and Biscuits, painted around 1880. In the top left of the watermark, an evocation of the color wheel developed by Cézanne.

The watermark is a portrait of Paul Cezanne.
The dominant colors are orange, red and green.
The dimensions are 133 mm x 80 mm.

Other security features include: Micro printing, miniature letters the colorless ink pattern, pattern color changing , the transvision and "Strap". STRAP is a French abbreviation, meaning "reflecting strip for copying protection". It's a nice security feature, a polymer strip with transparent and foil-plated areas. It's use in driving the copying equipment crazy when trying to reproduce the banknote, as the reflective properties of the strip's areas are very different. Unfortunately, this feature is quite rarely seen on the notes (perhaps due to the expensiveness of production).
The 100 francs Paul Cezanne is a French banknote created on 20 October 1996 by the Bank of France and issued December 15, 1997. This banknote was issued for replacing in circulation 100 francs banknote Eugène Delacroix . It was the last 100 francs banknote before the Euro was introduced. This polychrome and intaglio printed banknotes belongs to the third series of "famous scientists and artists of the twentieth century" designed by the Bank of France and which include Saint-Exupéry, Gustave Eiffel and Pierre and Marie Curie. Design for this series was developed by the French-Swiss designer Roger Pfund who won the currency design contest for the last series of French banknotes. It is part of the tradition of French banknotes "commemorating famous people who have contributed to the formation of the historical heritage of France." It was printed from 1997 to 1999.
It is withdrawn from circulation Feb. 18, 2002 and ceased to be legal tender 17 February 2012, after which this bill can not be exchanged for euro.

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Paul Cézanne
Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne's often repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. He used planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields. The paintings convey Cézanne's intense study of his subjects.
Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th-century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism. Both Matisse and Picasso are said to have remarked that Cézanne "is the father of us all."

The Card Players is a series of oil paintings by the French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cézanne. Painted during Cézanne's final period in the early 1890s, there are five paintings in the series. The versions vary in size and in the number of players depicted. Cézanne also completed numerous drawings and studies in preparation for The Card Players series. One version of The Card Players was sold in 2011 to the Royal Family of Qatar for a price variously estimated at between $250 million and $300 million, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold.