Currency 1985 France 500 Francs Banknote Mathematician Blaise Pascal P156e XF+++
Description: A beautiful extremely fine or much better banknote from France. This is the 1985 five hundred francs or cinq cents Francs. The banknote is dark brown on yellow brown background. It has the image of the famous mathematician Blaise Pascal with long hair and his hand on the side of his head. The front has the image of the tower of St. Jacques in Paris at the left of the central image of Pascal. The back is in the same color scheme as the front and displays Blaise Pascal bust in the same pose as the front in the center with the image of the Abbey of Port Royal to the left. This is a very nice note with a nice design sure to become a very desirable banknote with time. This particular note has the serial number 570239457 displayed at the top center of the front but not on the back. It is a series C.229. It is dated E.3-4-1985.E. on the bottom center of the front. The banknote has a water mark depicting the head of Blaise Pascal displayed in the white area to the left of Pascal's head on the front. Please carefully review the scan presented as it is part and parcel of our description.
Date: 3-4-1985 or April 3, 1985.
Printer: Bank of France.
Size: The banknote measures ~7 1/8" by ~3 7/8". Pick Number: P 156e.
Condition: For international buyers, please note that the new US postal rates for overseas shipping are very high and we are unable to change them. Additional charges will be incurred depending on the value of the item. Please check the cost of shipping before bidding. I would grade this banknote as a extremely fine or much better with all the details being very well preserved. The note has some light waviness in the paper but no folds or creases. The corners are fully squared and intact with no observable rounding. The note has no pinholes, no graffiti, no tears, and no splits. The note is clean with the exception of some light pink staining to the front and the back. These are difficult to see in the photos but are the main reason we grade the note as EF instead of AU. The note retains most of its original crispiness and stiffness. This is a beautiful note that is nicely margined and would make a great addition to your collection of French banknotes. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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