France P-127b / 50 Francs 1947 – aUNC




Issued by Banque de France
Issue 1945-1957 Issue. 12.06.1947
Withdrawn 01.01.1963
Size 120 x 78 mm
Printer Banque de France (France) – BF
Watermark Neptune in profile
Signatures Rousseau; Gargam
Obverse French mathematician and astronomer Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier (1911-1877) holding a calliper;
Paris Observatory
Reverse Neptune – Roman God of the Sea, with two dolphins; Neptune, the eighth planet from the Sun, discovered on 23rd of September 1846 – Capricorn and Aquarius symbolizes the discovery of Neptune;
Six-pointed stars (hexagrams); Two red curves indicate the plane of the ecliptic and celestial equator
Comment Common name among French collectors: “Le Verrier”