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French Franc was the basic monetary unit of France until the adoption of the euro in 2002.
Euro exchange rate: 200 francs are the equivalent of 30 euros 49 euro cents (fixed rate of 6.55957 francs for 1 euro)

Obverse: Portrait of Gustave Eiffel taken from old photograph. In the background, a tangle of metal structures of Garabit Viaduct. Part of the silhouette of the Eiffel Tower is printed in the center and the outer edge left, is reproduced in fluorescent green a stylized view of the base of the Eiffel Tower. Above, a small cross-section of the dome of the Nice Observatory.

Reverse: the dominant theme is a view of the pillars of the Eiffel Tower. and view of Trocadéro palace during an Exposition Universelle of 1900.

The watermark is a portrait of Gustave Eiffel.
The dominant colors are fuchsia, red and orange.
The dimensions are 143 mm x 80 mm.

Other security features include: Micro printing, miniature letters the colorless ink pattern, pattern color changing , the transvision and "Strap". STRAP is a french abbreviation, meaning "reflecting strip for copying protection". It's a nice security feature, a polymer strip with transparent and foil-plated areas. It's use in driving the copying equipment crazy when trying to reproduce the banknote, as the reflective properties of the strip's areas are very different. Unfortunately, this feature is quite rarely seen on the notes (perhaps due to the expensiveness of production).

The 200 francs Gustave Eiffel is a French banknote created on December 12, 1995 by the Bank of France and issued October 29, 1996. This banknote was issued for replacing in circulation 200 francs Montesquieu . It was the last two hundred francs banknote before the Euro was introduced. This polychrome and intaglio printed banknotes belongs to the third series of "famous scientists and artists of the twentieth century" designed by the Bank of France and which include Saint-Exupéry, Paul Cézanne and Pierre and Marie Curie. Design for this series was developed by the French-Swiss designer Roger Pfund who won the currency design contest for the last series of French banknotes. It is part of the tradition of French banknotes "commemorating famous people who have contributed to the formation of the historical heritage of France." It was printed from 1996 to 1999. It is withdrawn from circulation Feb. 18, 2002 and ceased to be legal tender 17 February 2012, after which this bill can not be exchanged for euro.

French Banknotes
1993-2000 Issue

200 Francs Gustave Eiffel       500 Francs Pierre and Marie Curie

Gustave Eiffel 
Gustave Eiffel, in full Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel (born 15 December 1832, Dijon, France — died 27 December 1923, Paris), French civil engineer renowned for the tower in Paris that bears his name.
  After graduation from the College of Art and Manufacturing in 1855, Eiffel began to specialize in metal construction, especially bridges. He directed the erection of an iron bridge at Bordeaux in 1858, followed by several others, and designed the lofty, arched Gallery of Machines for the Paris Exhibition of 1867. In 1877 he bridged the Douro River at Oporto, Port., with a 525-foot (160-metre) steel arch, which he followed with an even greater arch of the same type, the 540-foot (162-metre) span Garabit viaduct over the Truyère River in southern France, for many years the highest bridge in the world, 400 feet (120 m) over the stream. He was one of the first engineers to employ compressed-air caissons in bridge building. He designed the movable dome of the observatory at Nice and the framework of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
  Eiffel startled the world with the construction of the Eiffel Tower (1887–89), which brought him the nickname “magician of iron.” It also directed his interest to problems of aerodynamics, and he used the tower for a number of experiments. At Auteuil, outside Paris, he built the first aerodynamic laboratory, where he continued to work throughout World War I; in 1921 he gave the laboratory to the state.

Garabit Viaduct
The Garabit Viaduct (Viaduc de Garabit in French) is a railway arch bridge spanning the River Truyère near Ruynes-en-Margeride (Fr), Cantal, France, in the mountainous Massif Central region. The bridge was constructed between 1882 and 1884 by Gustave Eiffel, with structural engineering by Maurice Koechlin, and was opened in 1885. It is 565 m (1,854 ft) in length and has a principal arch of 165 m (541 ft) span.
The Exposition Universelle of 1900 was a world's fair held in Paris, France, from April 15 to November 12, 1900, to celebrate the achievements of the past century and to accelerate development into the next. The style that was universally present in the Exposition was Art Nouveau. The fair displayed, in view of over 50 million people, many machines, inventions, and architecture that are now (nearly) universally known, including; escalators, the Eiffel Tower, Ferris wheels, Russian Nesting Dolls, Campbell's Soup, Diesel engines, talking films, and the Telegraphone (the precursor to modern day sound recording).

Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel, is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.98 million people ascended it in 2011. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.
  The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to assume the title of the tallest human-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years, until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930. Because of the addition of the antenna atop the Eiffel Tower in 1957, it is now taller than the Chrysler Building by 5.2 metres (17 ft). Not including broadcast antennae, it is the second-tallest structure in France, after the Millau Viaduct.
  The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second. The third level observatory's upper platform is 276 m (906 ft) above the ground, the highest accessible to the public in the European Union. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift (elevator) to the first and second levels. The climb from ground level to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the walk from the first to the second level. Although there are stairs to the third and highest level, these are usually closed to the public and it is generally only accessible by lift.