500 Francs

Features

Country New Hebrides
(Vanuatu)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1970-1980
Value 500 Francs (500)
Currency Franc (1921-1982)
Composition Paper
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 1982
References P# 19
  • 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.

Obverse

Canoe and an outrigger sailing in a coastal landscape of the Marquesas Islands, Bust of a young Polynesian fisherman at right, Fish, corals, coral polyps and other underwater flora and fauna phrames the picture

Lettering:
INSTITUT D'ÉMISSION
D'OUTRE-MER

Nouvelles-Hébrides

CINQ CENTS FRANCS

Translation: Overseas Emission Institute, New Hebrides, Five Hundred Francs

Reverse

Bearded Polynesian man from the island of Uvea on Loyalty Islands - New Caledonia at left, Landscape rocks representing Hienghène, Wooden carving at right, Palms, conch shells, harpoons, branch of mangroves, and shellfish phrames the picture

Lettering:
INSTITUT D'ÉMISSION
D'OUTRE-MER

Nouvelles-Hébrides

L'ARTICLE 139 DU CODE PENAL PUNIT DE LA
RÉCLUSION CRIMINELLE A PERPÉTUITÉ CEUX
QUI AURONT CONTREFAIT OU FALSIFIÉ LES
BILLETS DE BANQUE AUTORISÉS PAR LA LOI.

Translation: Overseas Emission Institute, New Hebrides, Article 139 of the penal code punishes criminal conclusion to perpetuity those who will counterfeit or falsified the bank notes authorized by law.

Watermark

Woman "La Marianne" wearing the Phrygian cap; Capital letters "RF"

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
1970  200,000 (fr) 19a - A1/B1
1970  (fr) 19as specimen
1979  1,000,000 (fr) 19b - C1/M1
1979  (fr) 19bs specimen
1980  200,000 (fr) 19c - N1/O1
1980  (fr) 19cs specimen

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