Press Release on 14 January 2009 Only a few days left to exchange "Delacroix" 100 franc banknotes for euro
Only a few days left to exchange "Delacroix" 100 franc banknotes for euro
After 31 January 2009, it will no longer be possible to exchange "Delacroix" 100 franc banknotes and they will therefore become valueless. Up to Friday 30 January - and before the closing time of branches carrying out the operation - these notes can be exchanged for euro at a number of Banque de France branches(read here).
Exchanging banknotes by mail
Banknotes may now be exchanged by mail, under the following conditions:
- letters must be sent by registered, or declared value post when the amount sent exceeds FRF 3,000, in accordance with postal standards in the sender's country;
- only exchangeable franc banknotes are accepted, within the limit of EUR 5,000;
- the name and address of the addressee must be clearly written;
- the equivalent amount in euro is rounded down to the nearest EUR 5; it will be sent in euro by declared value post to the address given by the sender.
Letters must be addressed to:
Banque de France DGAFP - Service 18 10, boulevard Duclaux 63407 Chamalières Cedex
Warning: banknotes not complying with the exchange conditions will not be returned; no complaints will be taken into consideration for letters that are not sent by registered or declared value post or incorrectly addressed. Delacroix 100 franc notes for exchange must be posted before midnight on 31 January, as attested by the date on the postmark.
Do not delay! At 31 December 2008, 12.06 million "Delacroix" 100 franc banknotes remained outstanding.
Five other franc banknotes may be exchanged for euro until 17 February 2012:
|Deadline for exchange||Denomination||Number of banknotes |
(at 30 September 2008)
|17 February 2012||FRF 500 Pierre and Marie Curie |
FRF 200 Gustave Eiffel
FRF 100 Cézanne
FRF 50 Saint Exupéry
FRF 20 Debussy
|3.56 million |
A word of advice: irrespective of the deadline and the value of the banknotes, do not wait until the last minute.
Banque de France
Press and Communication Directorate
48, rue Croix des Petits Champs
75049 PARIS CEDEX 01
Tel : 33 1 42 92 39 00 - Fax : 33 1 42 60 36 82