500 Francs

500 Francs -  obverse500 Francs -  reverse

© James Castillo


Country Madagascar
Period Third Republic (1992-2010)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1994-2004
Value 500 Francs (100 MGA)
Currency Ariary (1961-date)
Composition Paper
Size 76 × 128 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 12-31-2009
References P# 75
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.


Dark brown and dark green on multicolor underprint. Girl at center right, village in underprint at upper center. Zebu's head watermark. Value fluoresces yellow.



Herdsmen with Zebus, village in upper background at left center.


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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1994)  5% (fr) P-75as spécimen Ravelomanana
ND (1994-1996)  71,000,000 3.26 38% P# 75a - Signature 4
ND (1996)  1.4% (fr) P-75bs spécimen Ravelojaona
ND (1996-2004)  194,000,000 2.26 60% P# 75b - Signature 5

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