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France 500 Francs 1994

Item Code: FR-160A

Obverse: Portraits of Marie Sklodowska-Curie (1867 - 1934) and her spouse Pierre Curie (1859 - 1906) both Polish-French and French physicists. On their left, bottom, is represented a bulb containing radium salts photographed only with their acute luminosity. Red lines reproduce the graphic layout by Marie Curie in her study of probability curves for the action of X-rays on bacteria. In high watermark of "small Curie", mobile radiological have circulated on the initiative of Marie Curie during the 1914-1918 war. Under the small triangle for the visually impaired are printed four round figures symbolising the subatomic world. Mobile x-ray vehicle. Reverse: A representation of the chemical laboratory (utensils) of the department of the measurements of the Radium Institute established on the 21st of January 1914. Watermark: Portrait of Marie Curie. Work by: Roger Pfund (1943-), Switzerland. Security feature: Silhouette of the chemical symbol of radium fluorescing in ultraviolet light. Segmented vertical 5mm wide, exposed only on the obverse and solid embedded 1mm wide security threads. Watermarked paper. Consecutively running serial numbers. Predominant colour: Green. Signatures: Didier Bruneel (Le Secrétaire Général), Jean Bonnardin (Le Contrôleur Général), Claude Vigier (Le Caissier Général). Printing method: Offset. Issuer: Bank of France. Date of Issue: 22 March 1995 (1994). End of circulation: 2002. End of redemption: 17 February 2012. Material: Cotton paper. Printer: Banque de France (BdF).
 

 
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Dimensions: 155 x 80 mm
 

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