Tuesday, September 25, 2012
France 1994 50 Francs Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
***A rather small banknote in terms of size bearing the value of 50 French francs issued way back in 1994 honoring the very well-known French writer & aviator, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), who was also a French aristocrat.
To those in the dark & to practically anyone & everyone from the anglophone world, the vignette on this banknote looks as if it belongs to the British silverscreen jester, Mr Bean.
But to those from the francophone countries, this is one of the greatest & highly revered Frenchmen who ever walked the Earth.