France money 100 French Francs banknote of 1977 Pierre Corneille

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French banknote 100 Francs Corneille 
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France money 100 French Francs Pierre Corneille banknote of 1977, issued by the Bank of France - Banque de France.
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French Franc the former standard monetary unit of France, most French dependencies, Andorra and Monaco, divided into 100 centimes, replaced by the euro in 2002.
Euro exchange rate: 100 francs are the equivalent of 15 euros 24 euro cents (fixed rate of 6.55957 francs for 1 euro).
Obverse: An oil portrait of Pierre Corneille, attributed to Charles Le Brun, before the colonnades in the Opéra of the Palace of Versailles opened in 1682, the project was presented by Monsard; Vigazoni and for the development of theater Chateau de Versailles; Palace of Versailles, Royal Opera of Versailles in Château de Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Île-de-France; At the bottom of the thumbnail to the left and right are the flowers and trophies of arms (trophées d'armes);

Reverse: the same portrait of Pierre Corneille in a medallion. In the background - Rouen city view including a Seine and the Cathedral. At the bottom right corner - Corneille's childhood home, and the Courthouse in Rouen (Le Palais de Justice) at bottom left.

Its dimensions are 172 mm x 92 mm.
The two watermarks represent heads of characters from the tragedies of Corneille: portraits of a Roman laureate man and a helmeted warrior.
The dominant colors are red and brown.
The banknote was designed by Jean Lefeuvre and engraved by Jules Piel and Gilbert Poilliot.
Printed by Banque de France from April 1966 to February 1979.

French Banknotes
1962-1979 Issue

5 Francs Louis Pasteur       10 Francs Voltaire       50 Francs Jean Racine        

100 Francs Pierre Corneille

100 francs Corneille banknote was created by the Banque de France on 2 April 1964 and issued on or after January 19, 1965. This bill replaces the 100 new francs Bonaparte and was replaced by the 100 francs Delacroix .
This note printed polychrome intaglio belongs to the series "famous scientists and artists" launched by the Banque de France in 1963 and includes Pasteur, Voltaire, Molière and Racine.
The 100 francs Corneille series, gradually being withdrawn from circulation from 1 March 1985 and is permanently deprived of legal tender on 15 September 1986.

Pierre Corneille (6 June 1606 – 1 October 1684) was a French tragedian who was one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. He has been called "the founder of French tragedy" and produced plays for nearly forty years.

L'Opéra Royal de Versailles (Royal Opera of Versailles) is the main theatre and opera house of the Palace of Versailles. Designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel, with interior decoration by Augustin Pajou, the Opéra was constructed entirely of wood and painted to resemble marble in a technique known as faux marble.
The house is located at the northern extremity of the aile des nobles. General public access to the theater is gained through the two-story vestibule. Some parts of the Opéra, such as the loge du roi and boudoir du roi represent some of the earliest expressions of what would become known as the style Louis XVI.
Lully’s Persée — written in 1682, the year Louis XIV moved into the palace — inaugurated the Opéra on 16 May 1770 in celebration of the marriage of the dauphin — the future Louis XVI — to Marie-Antoinette.
The Opéra Royal can serve either as a theater for opera, stage plays, or orchestral events, when it can accommodate an audience of 712, or as a salle des festins, when the floor of the orchestra level of the auditorium can be raised to the level of the stage. On these occasions, the Opéra can accommodate 1,200.