France Currency 5 New Francs banknote of 1959 Victor Hugo

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France Currency New 5 Francs Victor Hugo banknote of 1959, issued by the Bank of France - Banque de France
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The French Franc was the national currency of France until the introduction of the Euro in 1999 (in full circulation in 2002)
Euro exchange rate: 20 francs are the equivalent of  0,76 Euro (fixed rate of 6.55957 francs for 1 euro).

Obverse: Portrait of Victor Hugo by Léon Bonnat, the panoramic view of the Panthéon at the background.  Banque de France opted for a portrait of the young Victor Hugo by Feuillantines but then decided to replace for the portrait of Victor Hugo in old age from the painting by Léon Bonnat.
Reverse: The same portrait of Victor Hugo and the view of the Place des Vosges at the background.
Watermark: Victor Hugo in old age.
The dimensions are 142 mm x 75 mm.
The dominant colors are yellow-orange and blue-gray.
This banknote was painted by Clement Serveau and engraved by Jules Piel and André Marliat.

5 new francs Victor Hugo is a French banknote created March 5, 1959, issued January 4, 1960 by the Banque de France. In 1960, the new franc ("nouveau franc") was introduced, and worth 100 of the old francs. New notes were issued denominated in "New Francs". After denominations banknote of 500 old francs Victor Hugo was replaced by 5 new francs Victor Hugo.
5 new francs Victor Hugo later will be replaced by 5 francs Pasteur.

The banknote is identical to 500 francs Victor Hugo but includes the abbreviation "NF" for new francs, only yellow cartridges located on the front are now new denomination "5 NF" and "Cinq nouveaux francs", following the 1958 reform.
This banknote belongs to the series of "celebrities" that led to the creation of modern France as a state: 10 new francs Richelieu , 50 new francs Henry IV and  100 new francs Bonaparte .
Printed from March 1959 to November 1965, this notes was gradually withdrawn from circulation with effect from 3 January 1967, ceased to be legal tender on 1 April 1968.

Victor Hugo
Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame).
Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo's views changed as the decades passed; he became a passionate supporter of republicanism, and his work touches upon most of the political and social issues and artistic trends of his time. He was buried in the Panthéon.

Panthéon, Paris
The Panthéon (Latin: Pantheon, from Greek Πάνθεον meaning "Every god") is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse containing her relics but, after many changes, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens. It is an early example of neoclassicism, with a façade modeled on the Pantheon in Rome, surmounted by a dome that owes some of its character to Bramante's "Tempietto". Located in the 5th arrondissement on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, the Panthéon looks out over all of Paris. Designer Jacques-Germain Soufflot had the intention of combining the lightness and brightness of the gothic cathedral with classical principles, but its role as a mausoleum required the great Gothic windows to be blocked.

The Place des Vosges is the oldest planned square in Paris and one of the finest in the city. It is located in the Marais district, and it straddles the dividing-line between the 3rd and 4th arrondissements of Paris.