France Banque de France 50 Nouveaux Francs 2.7.1959 Pick 143

France Banque de France 50 Nouveaux Francs 2.7.1959 Pick 143
To ease the transition between Old Francs and New Francs, old designs were modified. These examples denominated in New Francs, like the provisional overprinted issues, were in circulation for only a short time before they were replaced. This denomination was replaced by the Racine design. A vertical fold down the center accounts for this otherwise very appealing note's grade. PMG About Uncirculated 55. Grade: 550, Service: PMG, Service No.: 9000017