Pick: #156 , Other: F.71
Bank of France. 500 francs Type 1968 Pascal (Ref Fayette-Dessal: # F.71 or Pick: # 156). Banknote dated 2-1-1992. Work by Lucien Fontanarosa and engraving by Armanelli and Durrens. Dimensions: 180 x 97 mm. Printer: Banque de France. Watermark: death mask of Blaise Pascal. Front and back: polychrome print with yellow and brown dominant. Front: Portrait of the mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal posing in front of the bell tower of the Saint-Jacques church in Paris. The signatures, the alphabet, the date and the numbering are printed in black. Ten variants of signatures with The Comptroller General, The General Cashier and the Secretary General. Back: Identical portrait of Blaise Pascal posing in front of the dovecote and the chapel of the abbey of Port-Royal. Article 139 of the Penal Code is printed at the bottom of the back on two lines. Specimen of known note numbered "0.0 - 00000" and dated "O.00-00-0000.O." With "SPECIMEN" perforated vertical right and a surcharge "SPECIMEN" in black and oblique on the left accompanied below a number of specimen with four numbers "N°0000" printed in black. Other specimen known but only numbered "0.0 - 00000" and dated "O.00-00-0000.O." Uniface proof of the front known, undated, unsigned and unnumbered. Uniform proofs of the front and back known, without printing the top of the note on the front, date, numbering or signatures.