About #60 - 500 francs Type 1970
New Caledonia. Overseas Issuing Institute. 1970-1990 Issues. The note is overprinted on the front with the mention in black "RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" and with the mention "NOUMÉA" in blue in the center of the back. Work by Raymond Vaudiau. Dimensions: 150 x 80 mm. Watermark: RF monogram and head of woman (Marianne) wearing a Phrygian cap. Security thread varieties. Printer: Bank of France. The note is undated but was issued in 1992. Polychrome front and back printing, mainly blue and purple and yellow. Texts in French. Description of the front: view of a coastal landscape of the island of Ua Pau located in the Marquesas archipelago. On the upper border, a view of the multicolored backgrounds of the Wallis lagoon and the label "OVERSEAS ISSUING INSTITUTE" printed in black in a yellow cartouche. Below, the full banknote number is printed in black in the drawing. On the left, motifs representing corals with gorgonians, fish, an octopus and next to them a circular medallion containing the watermark. In the center, a traditional outrigger and sailing canoe sailing in the lagoon. On the right, a portrait of a Polynesian fisherman armed with a trident for fishing. The value “500” is printed in black in green rectangles in the upper corners. The value "FIVE HUNDRED FRANCS" is printed in black in a yellow rectangle at the bottom center. The numbering and the alphabet are printed in black in small orange rectangles at the bottom of the note. Four combinations of signatures printed in black with The Chief Officer and The Chairman of the Board. Description of the back: on the upper border, an illustration of ridge sculptures with the label "OVERSEAS ISSUING INSTITUTE" printed in black in a yellow cartridge. Below, the light blue overprint "NOUMÉA". On the left, a portrait of a young man from Ouvea (Loyalty Islands) next to a branch of mangrove and shells. In the background, the rock landscape of Hienghène in New Caledonia and the "beach of the 500 franc note"! On the right, harpoons and kanak ornaments. The value “500” is printed in black in the upper corners. Bottom center, article 139 of the penal code is printed in blue on four lines in a light yellow cartridge. 956,722 issued notes for 1970 and 466,000 issued notes for 1977.