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France 500 Francs 1968-1993

Item Code: FR-156

Front: Portrait of Blaise Pascal, mathematician, physicist and French writer born in Clermont-Ferrand in 1623, died in Paris in 1662. Saint Jacques church tower in Paris. To the right, the cathedral of Clermont-Ferrand (without its spiers built in the 19th century) silhouetted in front of the Puy de Dôme. Back: Portrait of Blaise Pascal identically framed on both sides of the bank note by a colombier of Abbey of Port Royal and the Chapel of the Abbey, where Pascal retired in 1655 and gave a lecture in 1658 in terms of his work "Apologie" (Apology of the Christian Religion). Port Royal Abbey in Paris. Watermark: Death mask of Pascal. Signature combinations: a) Hubert Morant - Gilbert Bouchet -.Raoul Tondu; b) Hubert Morant - Gilbert Bouchet - Pierre Vergnes; c) Hubert Morant - Gilbert Bouchet - Jean-Jacques Tronche; d) Pierre Strohl - Gilbert Bouchet - Jean-Jacques Tronche e) Pierre Strohl - Jean-Jacques Tronche – Bernard Dentaud; f) Pierre Strohl – Denis Ferman – Bernard Dentaud; g) Denis Ferman - Bernard Dentaud – André Charriau; h) Didier Bruneel – Bernard Dentaud – André Charriau; i) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – André Charriau; j) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – Claude Vigier. Design: Lucien Fontanarosa. Engravers: Robert Armanelli (colours); Claude Durrens (intaglio - taille-douce) (obverse); André Marliat (colours); Michel Valentini, BdF (watermark) (reverse). Issuer: Bank of France. Dates of Issue: 1968 through 1993. Circulation from: 7 January 1969. Withdrawn: 22 March 1995. Legal tender: No, from 1 March 1997. Demonetized: 17 February 2012. Material: Cotton paper fiber. Printing method: Dry offset in four colours. Printer: Banque de France (BdF).

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Dimensions: 183 x 98 mm

Texts: Banque de France. Cinq Cents Francs. Five Hundred Francs. Le Controleur Général. Le Caissier Général. Le Secrétaire Général. L'Article 139 du Code Pénal Punit de la Réclusion Criminelle a Perpetuité Ceux qui Auront Contrefait ou Falsifié les Billets de Banque Autorisés par la Loi, Ainsi que Ceux qui Auront Fait Usage de Ces Billets Contrefaits ou Falsifiés. Ceux Qui les Auront Introduits en France Seront Punis de la Même Peine.

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