500 Francs - Pierre et Marie Curie type 1993 fault

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1994-2000
Value 500 Francs (500 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 80 × 153 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 02-17-2012
References P# 160,
  • 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.
Fay# 76f
Claude Fayette, Jean-Marc Dessal; 2014. La Cote des Billets de la Banque de France et du Trésor. Numismatique & Change, Revigny-sur-Ornain, France. ISBN 9782350581514 .

Obverse

Portrait of Pierre and Marie Curie. On their left in the background is represented a bulb containing radium salts photographed thanks to their only luminosity. Reds reproduce the graphics drawn by Marie Curie in her study on the probability curves relating to the action of X-rays on bacilli. At the top of the watermark, "les petite Curie", radiological cars that circulated on the initiative of Maris Curie during the war of 1914-1918. Under the small triangle intended for the visually impaired, are printed four round figures symbolizing the so-called "subatomic" world.

Lettering:
500 cinq-cents Francs
Pierre Curie 1867-1934
Marie Curie 1859-1906
Banque de France
500

Designer: Roger Pfund

Roger Pfund (born 1943) is a Swiss graphic artist.

Reverse

A representation of the chemistry laboratory of the Measurement services at the Raduim institute created on January 20, 1914. Under the watermark the text of the Penal Code put into force on March 1, 1994.

Lettering:
500 cinq-cents Francs
Banque de France
500

Designer: Roger Pfund

Roger Pfund (born 1943) is a Swiss graphic artist.

Watermark

500 Francs - Pierre et Marie Curie (type 1993 fault) -  obverse

© CGB

Comments

Watermark: Head of MARIE CURIE from the front


500 francs Pierre et Marie Curie (type 1993)
One combination of signatories :
a) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – Claude Vigier (1994 et 1995)

Type 1993 modified 1996
Offset prints are all produced in a "wet" version, no longer half "dry" - half "wet". Production is carried out on a continuous press with one front ticket and no longer on a large capacity continuous press with several front tickets. These modifications result in slight differences in the shades of green (from the 1996 vintage).
Three combinations of signatories :
b) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – Claude Vigier (1996)

c) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – Yves Barroux (1998)

d) Yves Barroux – Jean Bonnardin – Alain Vienney (2000)


Type of banknotes faulted
Lack of color

Banknote without strap

How to find the radium symbol
The radium symbol only appears in ultra-violet light.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1994  F.76f1/01 - P160a - radium symbol shifted up
1994  F.76f2/01 - P160a - radium symbol cut in half
1994  F.76f3/01 - P160a - without radium symbol
1994  F.76f4/01 - P160a - without STRAP
1994  F.76f5/01 - P160a - colorless printing (blue gray and light green present)
1994  F.76f6/01 - P160a - watermark cut in half
1995  F.76f1/02 - P160a - radium symbol shifted up
1995  F.76f2/02 - P160a - radium symbol cut in half
1995  F.76f3/02 - P160a - without radium symbol
1995  F.76f4/02 - P160a - without STRAP
1995  F.76f5/02 - P160a - colorless printing (blue gray and light green present)
1995  F.76f6/02 - P160a - radium symbol cut in half
1996  F.76f1/03 - P160a - radium symbol shifted up
1996  F.76f2/03 - P160a - radium symbol cut in half
1996  F.76f3/03 - P160a - without radium symbol
1996  F.76f4/03 - P160a - without STRAP
1996  F.76f5/03 - P160a - colorless printing (blue gray and light green present)
1996  F.76f6/03 - P160a - watermark cut in half
1998  F.76f1/04 - P160c - radium symbol shifted up
1998  F.76f2/04 - P160c - radium symbol cut in half
1998  F.76f3/04 - P160c -sans symbole du radium
1998  F.76f4/04 - P160c - without STRAP
1998  F.76f5/04 -P160c - colorless printing (blue gray and light green present)
1998  F.76f6/04 - P160c - watermark cut in half
2000  F.76f1/05 - P160d - radium symbol shifted up
2000  F.76f2/05 - P160d - radium symbol cut in half
2000  F.76f3/05 - P160d - without radium symbol
2000  F.76f4/05 - P160d - without STRAP
2000  F.76f5/05 - P160d - colorless printing (blue gray and light green present)
2000  F.76f6/05 - P160d - watermark cut in half

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