Issued July 27, 1959,
relief printed in sheets of 100, with corner date
Plate Proofs are printed to provide various color options from which to
determine the actual colors. Early issues were printed from single dies, while later
issues used the actual plate.
This Marianne was surcharged on
12/11/1959, to provide money for victims of the collapse of Malpasset dam above Fréjus.
Hundreds of lives were lost.