In recent years, we can regularly find for sale all kinds of titles "reproduction" or "copy" banknotes. I'd never really paid attention until I fall 3 unusual notes (see photos below).


The first, a 50 francs "Suez Crisis" type 1956 (Reference: Fayette # VF41.1, Pick # M16 or Schwan-Boling # 851), the second, a 100 francs "Suez Crisis" type 1956 (Reference: Fayette # VF42.1, Pick # M17 or Schwan-Boling # 852) and the third, a 1000 francs "Suez Crisis" type 1956 (reference: Fayette # VF43.1, Pick # M18 or Schwan-Boling # 853). The particularity of these three notes is their serial number and the control number: N° F.10 - 22100 for the 50 francs Suez, N° H.4 - 41445 for the 100 fancs Suez, and N°J.6 - 01880 for the 1,000 francs Suez.

Explanation by the score!

The 50 Francs Suez currently accounts for 92 banknotes in the FBOW score only 3 known alphabets (1, 2 and 3). Whence, then this 10 alphabet? The note is unique, but as it is a reproduction, there has to be an original banknote from which the copy was made?

Regarding the 100 Francs Suez, the score gives FBOW the table below, a total of 123 banknotes known distributed Alphabets of 5 (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5). It is our note reproduction (H.4) is in a rare alphabet that recognizes than 5 banknotes!

Finally, the 1,000 francs "Suez Crisis" gives FBOW table below, with a total of 30 banknotes known, spread over 3 series (1, 2, 3). As for the 50 Francs Suez, where does this 6 serial? The note is also unique, but its original must still exist somewhere?

In conclusion, our collection is really still full of mysteries... How vulgar reproductions can they be made ​​from extremely rare tickets! If you have any information, contact me about the originals, thank you.


Article dated July 4, 2014. Yann-Noël Hénon.



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