About NE.1987.04 - 500 francs Type 1987 Renaissance "not issued"
France. Bank of France. 500 francs Type 1987 Renaissance (Ref. Fayette-Dessal: # NE.1987.04b). "The Bank of France initiated the project of a banknote dedicated to the Renaissance, in the spring of 1982, with the aim of having a reserve note that could replace the 500 francs Type 1968 Pascal in the case where it would be a victim of massive counterfeiting" (source: Bank of France). Work of Pierrette Lambert. Engraving of Herouard and Jubert. Intaglio of Durrens. Dimensions: 153 x 80 mm. Non-definitive proof without margins and without numbering. Printer: Bank of France. Watermark: Anne of Brittany. Front and back: full color offset printing. Front: portrait of Anne of Brittany posing in front of a view of the castle of Chenonceau on the left and a view of the castle of Chambord on the right. The signatures are printed in purple. The value "500" is printed in dark blue at the top left. Three types of signatures with The Comptroller General, Ferman, The General Cashier, Dentaud and the Secretary General, Strohl (PA). Article 139 of the Penal Code is printed on four lines in a yellow cartridge. Below, representation of a salamander after a motif of a chimney of the castle of Blois. Back: an identical portrait of Anne of Brittany with, in the background to the left, characters dressed in period costumes and on the right, the 1499 Treaty of Nantes scene signed by Anne of Brittany and Louis XII. The banknote will never be issued but one million copies will be printed to test new fiduciary security features. Rarity index Numizon: ★★★★
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