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About VF.21 - 500 francs Flag back type 1944
France. Supplemental French franc currency. American Impressions for the "Tom Cat" Operation. Date of Issue: 6-6-1944. 500 francs Type 1944 "Flag back". Dimensions: 156 x 66 mm. No date. 20,000,000 issued notes. No watermark, but a security sign symbolized by a stylized "F" for "Forbes" is hidden in the visual of the sticker on the front. Printer: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Co., Boston. Front and back: multicolored print, mainly dark red and green. On the front: black and white frame decorated with abstract shapes and two guilloche rosettes printed in dark red on the sides. A security background is made up of wavy curved lines printed in blue above abstract shapes in green and blue. The value in figures is repeated twice in dark red in the corners and once in the center in white in a dark red cartridge. The value in letters "CINQ CENTS FRANCS" and the words "SÉRIE DE 1944 / CINQ CENTS FRANCS / ÉMIS EN / FRANCE" are printed in red on each side of the value. The eight-digit banknote number is printed twice in black. No signatures. On the back: dark blue and white frame decorated with abstract shapes. A security background composed of curved lines wavy in blue and red converging in rays towards a medallion in the center placed on a base decorated with leaves, in which is the tricolor flag and the three currencies of France: "LIBERTÉ, ÉGALITÉ, FRATERNITÉ ". Specimen of the issued note numbered 00000000 with "SPECIMEN" perforated horizontally in the center of the bill. Replacement note with the letter "X" printed on an issued note. Other reference: Schwan-Boling: # 147. Many counterfeits listed: 62 copies in inventory.
VF.21.01 (Serial # only): 321 copies in inventory (August 12, 2021)
VF.21.02 (Block XS): 2 copies in inventory (August 12, 2021)
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