Collectors, get ready! A new 0 euro note will go on sale on February 11. It will be officially launched on the occasion of the 21st Salon des Collectionneurs which will be held that day in Isle, near Limoges (Haute-Vienne).
The ticket will be sold for three euros, but will therefore have no market value.
In total, 3000 copies will be published. But only around 350 tickets will be available at the show and each visitor will only be able to purchase one specimen. The Billets-Euro-Souvenir website, which coordinates the operation, warns that “first come, first served”.
If there is stock left at the end of this day, the ticket can then be purchased online, on the website https://billets-euro-souvenir.fr.
80 years of the Landing
But why sell a 0 euro note? It is in fact a commemorative edition, which is mainly aimed at collectors, and which was produced especially for the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings, in 1944.
Several images printed on the note also recall all the actions which led to the Liberation of France in the face of the German occupation, from the poster “To all the French”, plastered after the appeal of the General of Gaulle, to the Westland Lysander plane, Allied support for the resistance, passing by a saboteur operating on a railway line. Another image shows the crowd on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, during the celebration of the Liberation.
Finally, three significant dates are listed: June 18, 1940, the day of General de Gaulle’s appeal, June 6, 1944, the day of the Normandy landings, and May 8, 1945, the day of the enemy’s capitulation. Please note that these tickets are manufactured, like those which have a market value, with security points, in order to avoid any falsification!