500 Francs - Pascal type 1968 uniface

Features

Country France
Issuing bank Bank of France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1980-1991
Value 500 Francs (500 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 97 × 180 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 02-28-2007
References P# 156,
  • 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# 71U
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

Bust of Blaise Pascal in the center. On the left, the bell tower of the Saint-Jacques-la-Boucherie church, on the right, Notre-Dame-de-Prospérité in Clermont-Ferrand.

Lettering:
500 BANQVE DE FRANCE 500
CINQ CENTS FRANCS

Engraver: Robert Armanelli

Designer: Lucien Fontanarosa

Reverse

Virgin.

Watermark

500 Francs - Pascal (type 1968 uniface) -  obverse

© CGB

Comments

Watermark: PASCAL death mask


Type 1968 adapted 1976
The method of calculating the control number is modified by the new rank of the letter W of the alphabet (22nd row and no longer the 25th; from the alphabet 64 dated November 4, 1976).
One combination of signatories :
e) Pierre Strohl - Jean-Jacques Tronche – Bernard Dentaud (du 07/06/79 au 06/02/86)

Type 1968 modified 1987
Switch from letterpress printing to offset-dry printing (gradual change during production of alphabets 262 to 269: 262 K to Z, 263 J to Y, 264 H to X, 265 G to Z, 266 A to N , 267 E to U, 269 C to Z). The ticket slightly loses its tactile relief, in particular the border nets on the front and back stickers.
One combination of signatories :
i) Didier Bruneel – Jean Bonnardin – André Charriau (du 03/10/91 au 07/01/93)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1980  F.71U/22 - P156e - 4-9-1980
1991  F.71U/48 - P156i - 3-10-1991

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