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Belgium 500 Francs (1998) (Sig. Bertholomé & Verplaetse)

Belgium 500 Francs (1998) (Sig. Bertholomé & Verplaetse)
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500 Francs (1998) (Front: Effigy of Belgian surrealist artist René François Ghislain Magritte (1898-1967) and stylisations of his artworks featuring birds, plants, keyhole and a tree. Back: Parts of stylized pieces of Magritte's unexplained surrealist art featuring men in hats from his oil painting "Golconde", also featuring a chair with an animal tail, a stylized apple and a segmented building. Watermark: Effigy of René Magritte and his personal signature below it. Work by: Monique Golaire (front); Monique Golaire and Nathalie Paquot (back) (Inv. - Sketch authors, designers); Patricia Vouez (Sculp. - Engraver). Main colours: Turquoise, violet, green and yellow. Signatures: Serge Bertholomé (De Schatbewaarder - Le Tresorier - Der Schatzmeister); Alfons "Fons" Verplaetse (De Gouverneur - Le Gouverneur - Der Gouverneur). Printer: National Bank of Belgium. Date of issue: 16 April 1998)

Dimensions: 149 x 76 mm

Catalogue Number: P-149 (SCWPM: Albert Pick; Krause Publications)

Texts: Nationale Bank van Belgie. Vijfhonderd Frank. Banque Nationale de Belgique. Cinq Cents Francs. Belgische Nationalbank. Fünfhundert Franken. National Bank of Belgium. Five Hundred Francs.