The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Richelieu on banknotes

10 new francs (Richelieu) - Type 1959 - Face and obverse

Colour: polychrome, mainly red-brown.
Face: Effigy of the cardinal de Richelieu (Paris 1585 - Paris 1642), on the right in front of the Palais Royal (formerly le Palais Cardinal, after a canvas by the painter Philippe de Champaigne.
Obverse : Portrait of Richelieu identical to the face version, on the left in front of the monumental gate of the town of Richelieu (Indre-et-Loire) built to the designs of Jacques Lemercier.
Watermark : Profile of Richelieu
Date of creation of note : 5 May 1960

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