10-02-2015 – 01-01-1970
Live Auction of French Banknotes at cgb
cgb offers 432 lots in his e-billet 1 sale which is dedicated to French banknotes exclusively. It presents the Collection of Assignats of M. Yannig Le Treut and the Collection of Banque de France specimens of M. Claude Fayette. Closing date of the sale is February 11, 2015.
Incredible error banknote from 1790, along with its certificate of authenticity issued by J.-P. Vannier. Valued at 5,000 euros, with a starting price of 3,200 euros.
This live auction sale will be split into two parts. The first one presents the Collection of Assignats of M. Yannig Le Treut, who managed to gather a full set of both rare and affordable banknotes.
Epreuve/specimen of a 500 NF sur 50000 Francs Molière. Presented along with its certificate of authenticity. Valuation: 28,000 euros.
The second part is extraordinary and presents the Collection of Banque de France specimens of M. Claude Fayette. M. Claude Fayette is and will long remain the major collector of French banknotes in the world. The sale of this collection of specimens responds to a desire to share more than 50 years of discoveries.
Trial specimen of the 5000 Francs Flameng. A true masterpiece along with its certificate of authenticity. Valuation: 25,000 euros.
All Banque de France specimens are extremely rare. The series presented here is unique. It is the most beautiful series ever gathered in the world about the Banque de France specimens. The quality of preservation of the banknotes presented is impressive, which are very often either New or almost New.
Specimen of the 5 Francs bleu. A true piece of museum collection, a unique item. Valuation: 15,000 euros.
They are indeed true jewels of the French numismatics. All banknotes are also illustrated, mentioned or quoted in the reference book by Claude Fayette “Les billets de la Banque de France et du Trésor”. This auction sale will be long remembered and will be used as a reference.
The e-billets 1 catalogue is available on demand at cgb.fr, 36 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris or via email. All the lots can be viewed on the website of cgb, where you can make your bids too. The first lot will be allocated on February 11, 2015 from 2:00 pm, Paris time.