Central African States (BEAC)
 
The Central African CFA franc (French: franc CFA or simply franc, ISO 4217 code: XAF) is the currency of six independent states in Central Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. The Bank of Central African States (French: Banque des États de l'Afrique Centrale, BEAC) is a central bank that serves these six central African countries which form the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa. These six countries have also issued normal circulation coins on their name in various years as well.
 

CFA stands for Coopération financière en Afrique centrale ("Financial Cooperation in Central Africa"). It is issued by the BEAC (Banque des États de l'Afrique Centrale, "Bank of the Central African States"), located in Yaoundé, Cameroon, for the members of the CEMAC (Communauté Économique et Monétaire de l'Afrique Centrale, "Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa"). The franc is nominally subdivided into 100 centimes but no centime denominations have been issued. In several west African states, the West African CFA franc, which is of equal value to the Central African CFA franc, is in circulation.

The CFA franc was introduced to the French colonies in Equatorial Africa in 1945, replacing the French Equatorial African franc. The Equatorial African colonies and territories using the CFA franc were Chad, French Cameroun, French Congo, Gabon and Ubangi-Shari.
The currency continued in use when these colonies gained their independence. Equatorial Guinea, the only former Spanish colony in the zone, adopted the CFA franc in 1985, replacing the Equatorial Guinean ekwele at a rate of 1 franc = 4 bipkwele.

The Central African CFA franc is of equal value to the West African CFA franc. They are both called the CFA franc. Pegged with euro = CFA 655,957.

 
Cameroon
               14 Jul 1884  German protectorate (from 01 Jan 1901 named Cameroon).
               20 Feb 1916  French and British occupation.
               28 Jun 1919  Division into French and British Cameroons, the latter
                             administered from Nigeria until 01 Oct 1960.
               20 Jul 1922  League of Nations mandates.
               13 Dec 1946  United Nations trust territories.
               01 Jan 1960  French Cameroons independent as Republic of Cameroon.
               01 Oct 1961  Federal Republic of Cameroon after unification with southern
                             part of British Cameroons (northern part united with Nigeria
                             01 Jun 1961).
               02 Jun 1972  United Republic of Cameroon.
               04 Feb 1984  Republic of Cameroon.
 
Central African Republic
               13 Jul 1894  Haut-Oubangui.
               29 Dec 1903  Oubangui-Chari.
               11 Feb 1906  Oubangui-Chari-Tchad.
               15 Jan 1910  part of French Equatorial Africa (AEF); under
                             Congo (Brazzaville)
               12 Apr 1916  Oubangui-Chari.
 30 Jun 1934 - 31 Dec 1937  Region within unitary AEF colony.
               27 Oct 1946  French overseas territory.
               01 Dec 1958  Autonomy (Central African Republic).
               13 Aug 1960  Independence from France.
 04 Dec 1976 - 20 Sep 1979  Central African Empire under Jean-Bédel Bokassa rule.
 
Chad
               05 Sep 1900  French rule (Military Territory of the Lands and
                             Protectorates of Chad).
               05 Jul 1902  Circumscription of the Lands and Protectorates of Chad.
               29 Dec 1903  Territory of Chad.
               11 Feb 1906  Military Territory of Chad. Part of Oubangui-Chari-Tchad
                             [under Central African Republic].
               14 May 1915  Territory of Chad. Part of Oubangui-Chari-Tchad to 12 Apr
                             1916, thereafter separate part of French Equatorial Africa
                             [under Congo (Brazzaville)].
               17 Mar 1920  French Colony of Chad.
               30 Jun 1934  Region of Chad.
               31 Dec 1937  Territory of Chad.
               28 Nov 1958  Autonomy (Republic of Chad).
               11 Aug 1960  Independence from France.
 
Congo (Brazzaville)
               01 Aug 1886  Colony of Gabon and Congo.
               30 Apr 1891  Colony of French Congo (Middle Congo and Gabon).
               15 Jan 1910  Middle Congo, Gabon, and Oubangui-Chari-Tchad (from 1916
                             Oubangui-Chari and Chad) form French Equatorial Africa (AEF)
 30 Jun 1934 - 31 Dec 1937  Region within unitary AEF colony.
               28 Nov 1958  Autonomy (Republic of the Congo).
               15 Aug 1960  Independence from France.
               03 Jan 1970  People's Republic of the Congo.
               15 Mar 1992  Republic of the Congo.
 
Equatorial Guinea
                      1474  Fernando Póo and Annobón islands claimed by Portugal
               11 Mar 1778  ceded to Spain by Treaty of El Pardo
 30 Oct 1780 - 1844         no Spanish settlement
 27 Oct 1827 - 1858         British-leased administration of Fernando Póo
               09 Jan 1885  Río Muni a Spanish protectorate (administered from
                             Fernando Póo)
               27 Jun 1900  Río Muni a Spanish colony (administered from Fernando Póo).
                      1926  Río Muni, Fernando Póo and Annobón united as Spanish Guinea.
               30 Jun 1959  Spanish overseas provinces of Fernando Póo and Río Muni
               01 Jan 1964  Equatorial Guinea
               12 Oct 1968  Independence from Spain (Republic of Equatorial Guinea).
 
Gabon
                      1839  first transfer of sovereignty to France.
                      1854  Gorée, Gabon, and other French settlements form the
                             Colony of Gorée and Dependencies, headed by the Commandant
                             of the Naval Division of the Western Coasts of Africa.
                      1859  Gorée reincorporated into Senegal; the other settlements
                             continue to be subordinated to the Naval Division, now with
                             its centre at Gabon.
               01 Aug 1886  part of French Congo; under Congo (Brazzaville).
               15 Jan 1910  part of French Equatorial Africa (AEF); under
                             Congo (Brazzaville).
 30 Jun 1934 - 31 Dec 1937  Region within unitary AEF colony.
               28 Nov 1958  Autonomy (Gabonese Republic).
               17 Aug 1960  Independence from France.
 
 
The CFA franc was introduced to the French colonies in Central Africa on 26 December 1945, replacing the French Equatorial African franc. The Central African CFA franc (French: franc CFA; Portuguese/Spanish: franco CFA or simply franc, ISO 4217 code: XAF) was introduced. From 1946 to 1958, the acronym CFA Franc was known as "Franc des Colonies Françaises d'Afrique". In 1958 it became "Communauté Française d'Afrique" and from 1962 as "Communauté Financière d'Afrique" (Financial Community of Africa) or "Communauté Financière Africaine" (African Financial Community).
In 1960, an attempt was made to form a union of the newly independent republics of Chad, Congo, Central Africa
and Gabon. The proposal was discarded when Chad refused to become a constituent member. The four countries then linked into an Equatorial Customs Unit, to which Cameroon became an associate member in 1961. A more extensive cooperation of the five republics, identified as the Central African Customs and Economic Union (CEMAC), was entered into force at the beginning of 1966. In 1985, Equatorial Guinea also was allowed to join CEMAC.
  • 12 June 1973: Madagascar leaves CFA franc and begins issuing its own francs (1 ariary = 5 Malagasy francs).
  • 1974: Saint-Pierre and Miquelon leaves CFA franc for French franc.
  • 01 January 1975: Réunion leaves CFA franc for French franc.
  • 1976: Mayotte leaves CFA franc for French franc.
  • 23 November 1979: The government of Comoros signed the Accord de coopération monétaire entre la République Française et la République fédérale islamique des Comores, a monetary cooperation agreement with France, making Comoros part of the franc zone (but not part of the CFA franc zone).
  • 01 January 1985: Equatorial Guinea adopts Central CFA franc.
CFA Franc pegging:
  • 26 December 1945: CFA Franc = 1.70 French Francs.
  • 17 December 1948: CFA Franc = 2 French Francs.
  • 01 January 1959: 50 CFA Francs = (New) French Franc.
  • 12 January 1994: 100 CFA Francs = French Franc.
  • 01 January 1999: 655.957 CFA Franc = Euro.
French Chief engravers (Graveurs généraux): The functions of the Graveur général of the Mint of France was instituted by Henry III involves the production and the delivery of all the dies used in the mints of the French state.
  • Lucien Bazor, 1931-1958, wing (aile).
  • Raymond Joly, 1958-1974, owl (chouette).
  • Emile Rousseau, 1974-1994, dolphin (dauphin).
  • Pierre Rodier, 1994 - 2000, bee (abeille).
  • Gérard Burqoy, 2001 - 2002, horseshoe (fer à cheval).
  • Serge Levet, 2003, Heart with L.S. (coeur avec L.S.).
  • Hubert Larivière, 2004-2011, Horn with waves and fish (cor avec vagues).
  • Yves Sampo, 2011-date: pentagon.
 
French Equatorial Africa (1942-1948)
1942
 

KM#1 / Schön#4 50 centimes. Year: 1942. Weight: 2.77g [2.75g]. Metal: Brass. Diameter: 19.90 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Pretoria, South Africa.
Obverse: Motto of France "LIBERTE.EGALITE.FRATERNITE." (Freedom Equality Fraternity) in two lines banner at the top. Croix de Lorraine in the center divides the Value "50 CMES". "S A" mint mark written at the top of the cross and "C L S" engraver's initials at the bottom of the cross. "HONNEUR" (Honor) written clockwise on the left side and "PATRIE" (Fatherland) written clockwise at the right side. Date at the bottom with sun design on its both sides. Reverse: Rooster facing left in the center with small shield above it. "AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE" (Equatorial Africa) written clockwise on the left side. "FRANCAISE LIBRE" (Free French) written clockwise on the right side. Mintage: 8,000,000. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: Coert Laurens Steynberg.

Note: KM#3 / Schön#1 5 centimes in Brass (Diameter: 17.00 mm; Mintage: 44,000, 000), KM#4 / Schön#2 10 centimes in Brass (Diameter: 20.90 mm; Mintage: 13,000, 000) and KM#5 / Schön#3 25 centimes in Aluminium-Bronze (Diameter: 24.00 mm; Mintage: 4,160, 000) were also minted in Pretoria but never released in circulation. Most of them got melted while a few samples survived. All these three coins had hole in the center and were dated 1943.

"Honneur - Patrie" (Honour, Fatherland) is the motto of the Légion d'honneur. It has been inscribed on military flags under the First French Empire, and also became the motto of the French Navy from 1830. "Valeur - Discipline" (Valour, Discipline) was inscribed on military flags under the late First Empire; fallen in disuse under the Bourbon Restauration, is reappeared on the flags of the French Second Republic and on the reverse of the Médaille militaire. Probably under the Second French Empire, these two mottos fused and became features of French naval ships.

Free France and its Free French Forces (French: France Libre and Forces françaises libres) were the government-in-exile led by Charles de Gaulle during the Second World War and its military forces, that continued to fight against the Axis powers as one of the Allies after the fall of France. Set up in London in June 1940, it organized and supported the Resistance in occupied France. The Free French fought Axis and Vichy regime troops and served on battlefronts everywhere from the Middle East to Indochina and North Africa. The Free French Navy operated as an auxiliary force to the Royal Navy and, in the North Atlantic, to the Royal Canadian Navy. Free French units also served in the Royal Air Force, Soviet Air Force, and British SAS, before larger commands were established directly under the control of the government-in-exile. Capital: Brazzaville (1940–1943) and then Algiers (1943–1944). London was Seat of the French National Committee.

KM#2 / Schön#5 Franc. Year: 1942. Weight: 5.55g [5.55g]. Metal: Brass. Diameter: 25.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Pretoria, South Africa.
Obverse: Motto of France "LIBERTE.EGALITE.FRATERNITE." (Freedom Equality Fraternity) in two lines banner at the top. Croix de Lorraine in the center divides the Value "1 Fc". "S A" mint mark written at the top of the cross and "C L S" engraver's initials at the bottom of the cross. "HONNEUR" (Honor) written clockwise on the left side and "PATRIE" (Fatherland) written clockwise at the right side. Date at the bottom with sun design on its both sides. Reverse: Rooster facing left in the center with small shield above it. "AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE" (Equatorial Africa) written clockwise on the left side. "FRANCAISE LIBRE" (Free French) written clockwise on the right side. Mintage: 3,000,000. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: Coert Laurens Steynberg.
 
1943
 

KM#1a / Schön#4a 50 centimes. Year: 1943. Weight: 2.76g [2.75g]. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 19.90 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Pretoria, South Africa.
Obverse: Motto of France "LIBERTE.EGALITE.FRATERNITE." (Freedom Equality Fraternity) in two lines banner at the top. Croix de Lorraine in the center divides the Value "50 CMES". "S A" mint mark written at the top of the cross and "C L S" engraver's initials at the bottom of the cross. "HONNEUR" (Honor) written clockwise on the left side and "PATRIE" (Fatherland) written clockwise at the right side. Date at the bottom with sun design on its both sides. Reverse: Rooster facing left in the center with small shield above it. "AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE" (Equatorial Africa) written clockwise on the left side. "FRANCAISE LIBRE" (Free French) written clockwise on the right side. Mintage: 16,000,000. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: Coert Laurens Steynberg.

KM#2a / Schön#5a Franc. Year: 1943. Weight: 5.57g [5.55g]. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 25.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Pretoria, South Africa.
Obverse: Motto of France "LIBERTE.EGALITE.FRATERNITE." (Freedom Equality Fraternity) in two lines banner at the top. Croix de Lorraine in the center divides the Value "1 Fc". "S A" mint mark written at the top of the cross and "C L S" engraver's initials at the bottom of the cross. "HONNEUR" (Honor) written clockwise on the left side and "PATRIE" (Fatherland) written clockwise at the right side. Date at the bottom with sun design on its both sides. Reverse: Rooster facing left in the center with small shield above it. "AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE" (Equatorial Africa) written clockwise on the left side. "FRANCAISE LIBRE" (Free French) written clockwise on the right side. Mintage: 6,000,000. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: Coert Laurens Steynberg.

 

1948
In 1948, coins were issued for use in all the colonies (not including French Cameroun) in denominations of 1 and 2 francs. Separate 1 and 2 francs were issued for Cameroon. This was the last issue of a 2 franc coin for nearly 50 years. In 1958, 5, 10 and 25 franc coins were added, which were also used in French Cameroun. These bore the name Cameroun in addition to États de l'Afrique Equatoriale.
 

KM#6 / Schön#6 Franc. Year: 1948. Weight: 1.28g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: wing).

Obverse: Marianne's head, facing left, wearing a winged Phrygian cap. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE UNION FRANÇAISE" (French Republic French Union) written around Marianne's head. Four ships in the background. Engraver initials "L.BAZOR" written at bottom left side and "GB" at bottom right side. Date below exergue line, followed by privy mark on both sides. Reverse: A linked sorghum (an agricultural food crop) with 10 bunches at the top. Leptoceros gazelle head facing straight in the center divides Value (denomination) "1 F.". Stalks of maize crops in the background. "AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE" (French Equatorial Africa) written at the bottom section. Mintage: 15,000,000. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

Note: ESSAI (pattern) type exists as KM#E1 in Copper-Nickel, weight: 5.30 grams with mintage: 2,000.

KM#7 / Schön#7 2 Francs. Year: 1948. Weight: 2.24g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: wing).

Obverse: Marianne's head, facing left, wearing a winged Phrygian cap. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE UNION FRANÇAISE" (French Republic French Union) written around Marianne's head. Four ships in the background. Engraver initials "L.BAZOR" written at bottom left side and "GB" at bottom right side. Date below exergue line, followed by privy mark on both sides. Reverse: A linked sorghum (an agricultural food crop) with 10 bunches at the top. Leptoceros gazelle head facing straight in the center divides Value (denomination) "2 F.". Stalks of maize crops in the background. "AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE" (French Equatorial Africa) written at the bottom section. Mintage: 5,040,000. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

Note: ESSAI (pattern) type exists as KM#E2 in Copper-Nickel, weight: 10.05 grams with mintage: 2,000.

 
 
Equatorial Africa States (1961-1973)
Coins issued by Central bank of Equatorial African States and Cameroon.
 
1961
 

KM#2 / Schön#13 10 Francs. Year: 1961. Weight: 4.05g [4.00g]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: owl).

Obverse: "ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE" (States of the Equatorial Africa) written at the top section and "BANQUE CENTRALE" (Central Bank) written below it. Heads of three Giant Elands facing left in the center with grassland below them. Engraver initials "G.B.L.BAZOR" written at right side in smaller characters clockwise. "CAMEROUN" (Cameroon) written at the bottom with Date below it. Reverse: Numerals "10" in the center with "FRANCS" written below it. Privy mint mark on both sides. Circular Wreath surrounds the Value with knot at the bottom. Mintage: 10,000,000. Minted Years: 1961-1962. Engraver: Gabriel Bernard / Lucien Georges Bazor.

Note: ESSAI (pattern) type dated 1961 exists as KM#E2 with mintage: 2,000. "EASSI" is written above the numerals "10".

This coin was produced to be used in four countries: Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon and Chad. Cameroon was not listed on this coin, because in 1960 already a 50 Francs was issued for circulation in Cameroon on it's independence.

KM#3 / Schön#15 50 Francs. Year: 1961. Weight: 11.95g [12.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: owl).

Obverse: "BANQUE CENTRALE" (Central Bank) written at the top section. Heads of three Giant Elands facing left in the center with grassland below them. Engraver initials "G B·L BAZOR" written at right side in smaller characters anti-clockwise. "·REP··CENTRAFRICAINE·CONGO·GABON·TCHAD" (Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon Chad) written at the bottom section with Date below it. Reverse: Numerals "50" in the center with "FRANCS" written below it. Privy mint mark on both sides, at the base of numerals "50". Circular Wreath surrounds the Value with knot at the bottom. Mintage: 5,000,000. Minted Years: 1961 and 1962. Engraver: Gabriel Bernard / Lucien Georges Bazor.

Note: ESSAI (pattern) type dated 1961 exists as KM#E3 with mintage: 1,500. "EASSI" is written above the numerals "50". ESSAI issue as KM#E4 also exists in Gold (15.00 grams) with mintage: N/A.

 
1965
 

KM#2a / Schön#13a 10 Francs. Year: 1965. Weight: 3.85g [4.00g]. Metal: Aluminum-Nickel-Bronze. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: owl).
Obverse: "ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE" (States of the Equatorial Africa) written at the top section and "BANQUE CENTRALE" (Central Bank) written below it. Heads of three Giant Elands facing left in the center with grassland below them. Engraver initials "G.B.L.BAZOR" written at right side in smaller characters clockwise. "CAMEROUN" (Cameroon) written at the bottom with Date below it. Reverse: Numerals "10" in the center with "FRANCS" written below it. Privy mint mark on both sides. Circular Wreath surrounds the Value with knot at the bottom. Mintage: 7,000,000. Minted Years: 1965, 1967, 1969 and 1972. Engraver: Gabriel Bernard / Lucien Georges Bazor.
 
1966
In 1966, nickel 100 francs coin was introduced.
 

KM#5 / Schön#16 100 Francs. Year: 1966. Weight: 11.97g [12.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 25.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: owl).

Obverse: Date at the top. Numeral "100" in the center with "FRANCS" written below it. Date and value within circular design. Reverse: "BANQUE CENTRALE" (Central Bank) written at the top section. Heads of three Giant Elands facing left in the center with grassland below them. Privy mint mark on both sides near the border. Engraver initials "GB·L·BAZOR" written at right side in smaller characters anti-clockwise. "ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE" (States of the Equatorial Africa) written at the bottom section. Mintage: 6,208,500. Minted Years: 1966, 1967 and 1968. Engraver: Gabriel Bernard / Lucien Georges Bazor.

Note:

  • ESSAI (pattern) type dated 1965 exists in Gold (17.00 grams) as KM#P1 with mintage: N/A.

  • ESSAI (pattern) type dated 1966 exists in Bronze-Nickel (12.00 grams) as KM#E6 with mintage: N/A.

"EASSI" is written below the "FRANCS" on both mentioned ESSAI coins.

 
1968
 

KM#1a / Schön#12a 5 Francs. Year: 1968. Weight: 2.95g [3.00g]. Metal: Aluminum-Nickel-Bronze. Diameter: 19.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: owl).

Obverse: "ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE" (States of the Equatorial Africa) written at the top section and "BANQUE CENTRALE" (Central Bank) written below it. Heads of three Giant Elands facing left in the center with grassland below them. Engraver initials "G.B.L.BAZOR" written at right side in smaller characters clockwise. "CAMEROUN" (Cameroon) written at the bottom with Date below it. Reverse: Numeral "5" in the center with "FRANCS" written below it. Privy mint mark on both sides, at the upper part of numeral "5". Circular Wreath surrounds the Value with knot at the bottom. Mintage: 5,000,000. Minted Years: 1965, 1967, 1968, 1970 and 1972. Engraver: Gabriel Bernard / Lucien Georges Bazor.

Note: KM#1 / Schön#12 dated 1961-1962 were produced in Aluminum-Bronze. ESSAI (pattern) type dated 1961 exists as KM#E1 in Aluminum-Bronze with mintage: 2,000. "EASSI" is written above the numeral "5".

 
1969
 

KM#6 / Schön#11 Franc. Year: 1969. Weight: 1.31g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: owl).

Obverse: "ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE" (States of the Equatorial Africa) written at the top section and "BANQUE CENTRALE" (Central Bank) written below it. Heads of three Giant Elands facing left in the center with grassland below them. Engraver initials "G.B.L.BAZOR" written at right side in smaller characters clockwise. "CAMEROUN" (Cameroon) written at the bottom with Date below it. Reverse: Numeral "1" in the center with "FRANC" written below it. Privy mint mark on both sides, at the base of numeral "1". Circular Wreath surrounds the Value with knot at the bottom. Mintage: 2,500,000. Minted Years: 1969 and 1971. Engraver: Gabriel Bernard / Lucien Georges Bazor.

Note: ESSAI (pattern) type dated 1969 exists as KM#E7 with mintage: 1,200. "EASSI" is written above the numeral "1".

 
1972
 

Same as above KM#1a / Schön#12a 5 Francs, but...

Year: 1972. Weight: 3.00 [3.00g]. Mintage: 5,010,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: owl).

Same as above KM#2a / Schön#13a 10 Francs, but...

Year: 1972. Weight: 4.07 [4.00g]. Mintage: 5,000,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: owl).

KM#4a / Schön#14a 25 Francs. Year: 1972. Weight: 7.95g [8.00g]. Metal: Aluminum-Nickel-Bronze. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: owl).

Obverse: "ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE" (States of the Equatorial Africa) written at the top section and "BANQUE CENTRALE" (Central Bank) written below it. Heads of three Giant Elands facing left in the center with grassland below them. Engraver initials "G.B.L.BAZOR" written at right side in smaller characters clockwise. "CAMEROUN" (Cameroon) written at the bottom with Date below it. Reverse: Numerals "25" in the center with "FRANCS" written below it. Privy mint mark on both sides. Circular Wreath surrounds the Value with knot at the bottom. Mintage: 5,016,000. Minted Years: 1970 and 1972. Engraver: Gabriel Bernard / Lucien Georges Bazor.

Note: KM#4 / Schön#14 dated 1962 were produced in Aluminum-Bronze. ESSAI (pattern) type dated 1962 exists as KM#E5 in Aluminum-Bronze with mintage: N/A. "EASSI" is written above the numerals "25".

 
 
Central African States (1973-2006)
The letter appearing above the denomination on 50 Francs and left side of Date on 500 Francs coins indicates which country it was struck to be used.
  • A = Chad (1976-1991).
  • B = Central African Republic (1976-1990).
  • C = Republic of the Congo (1976-1986).
  • D = Gabon (1976-1985).
  • E = Cameroon (1976-1986).
 
ESSAI (pattern) issues 1973-1976
 

KM#E1 Franc. Year: 1974. Weight: 1.30g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: owl). Mintage: 1,500. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: Gabriel Bernard and Lucien  Georges Bazor.

Note: "EASSI" is written above the numeral "1". Pattern issue of KM#8.

KM#E2 5 Francs. Year: 1973. Weight: 2.77g [3.00g]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 19.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: owl). Mintage: 1,500. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: Gabriel Bernard and Lucien  Georges Bazor.

Note: "EASSI" is written above the numeral "5". Pattern issue of KM#7.

KM#E3 10 Francs. Year: 1974. Weight: 3.99g [4.00g]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 23.10 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: owl). Mintage: 1,550. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: Gabriel Bernard and Lucien  Georges Bazor.

Note: "EASSI" is written above the numerals "10". Pattern issue of KM#9.

KM#E4 25 Francs. Year: 1975. Weight: 7.93g [8.00g]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: dolphin). Mintage: 1,700. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: Gabriel Bernard and Lucien  Georges Bazor.

Note: "EASSI" is written above the numerals "25". Pattern issue of KM#10.

KM#E8 50 Francs. Year: 1976A. Weight: 4.70g [4.70g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 21.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: dolphin). Mintage: 1,900. Minted Years: 1976A, 1976B, 1976C, 1976D and 1976E (each has 1,900 pieces issued).

"A" at the top of Reverse indicates to be issued in Chad.

Engraver: Gabriel Bernard and Lucien  Georges Bazor. Note: "EASSI" is written above the horn of last Giant Eland. Pattern issue of KM#11.

Same as above coin, but...

Year: 1976B. Weight: 4.72g [4.70g]. Mintage: 1,900.

"B" at the top of Reverse indicates to be issued in Central African Republic.

KM#E9 500 Francs. Year: 1976B. Weight: 9.00g [9.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 27.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: dolphin). Mintage: 1,900. Minted Years: 1976A, 1976B, 1976C, 1976D and 1976E (each has 1,900 pieces issued).

"B" at the bottom left side of Reverse side indicates to be issued in Central African Republic.

Engraver: Robert Cochet. Note: "EASSI" is written at the top between the horns of Giant Eland. Pattern issue of KM#12.
 
 
1975
 

KM#10 / Schön#20 25 Francs. Year: 1975. Weight: 8.06g [8.00g]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: dolphin).
Obverse: Heads of three Giant Elands facing left in the center with grassland below them. Engraver initials "G.B.L.BAZOR" written at right side in smaller characters anti-clockwise. "BANQUE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE" (Bank of States of the Central Africa) written around the Giant Elands. Date at the bottom with dot on both sides. Reverse: Numerals "25" in the center with "FRANCS" written below it. Privy mint mark on both sides. Circular Wreath surrounds the Value with knot at the bottom. Mintage: 13,502,400. Minted Years: 1975-1976, 1978, 1982-1986 and 1988-1992 (dolphin) + 1996 and 1998 (bee) + 2003 (heart). Engraver: Robert Cochet, d'après, Gabriel Bernard and Lucien  Georges Bazor.
 
1976
In 1976, cupro-nickel 500 francs coin was introduced.
 

KM#8 / Schön#17 Franc. Year: 1976. Weight: 1.31g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: dolphin).
Obverse: Heads of three Giant Elands facing left in the center with grassland below them. Engraver initials "G.B.L.BAZOR" written at right side in smaller characters anti-clockwise. "BANQUE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE" (Bank of States of the Central Africa) written around the Giant Elands. Date at the bottom with dot on both sides. Reverse: Numeral "1" in the center with "FRANC" written below it. Privy mint mark on both sides, at the base of numeral "1". Circular Wreath surrounds the Value with knot at the bottom. Mintage: 4,000,000. Minted Years: 1974 (owl) + 1976, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990 and 1992 (dolphin) + 1998 (bee) + 2003 (heart). Engraver: Gabriel Bernard and Lucien  Georges Bazor.

KM#11 / Schön#21 50 Francs. Year: 1976B. Weight: 4.67g [4.70g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 21.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: dolphin).

"B" at the top of Reverse indicates to be issued in Central African Republic.

Obverse: Heads of three Giant Elands facing left in the center with grassland below them. Engraver initials "G.B.L.BAZOR" written at right side in smaller characters anti-clockwise. "BANQUE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE" (Bank of States of the Central Africa) written around the Giant Elands. Date at the bottom with dot on both sides. Reverse: Alphabet "C" at the top. Numerals "50" in the center with "FRANCS" written below it. Privy mint mark on both sides of "FRANCS". Various vegetables surrounds the Value. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1976A, 1976B, 1976C, 1976D, 1976E, 1977A, 1977B, 1977C, 1977D, 1977E, 1978A, 1978B, 1978C, 1978D, 1979B, 1979E, 1980A, 1980C, 1981C, 1981D, 1982A, 1983B, 1983D, 1983E, 1984A, 1984B, 1984C, 1984D, 1985A, 1985B, 1985D, 1986B, 1986C, 1986E, 1988B, 1989A, 1990A, 1990B and 1991A (dolphin) + 1996 cocoa bean and 1998 cocoa bean (bee) + 2003 (heart). Engraver: Robert Cochet, d'après, Gabriel Bernard and Lucien  Georges Bazor (Obverse side) + Robert Cochet (Reverse side).

Same as above KM#11 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1976C. Weight: 4.70 [4.70g]. Mintage: N/A. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

"C" at the top of Reverse indicates to be issued in Congo.

Same as above KM#11 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1976D. Weight: 4.73 [4.70g]. Mintage: N/A. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

"D" at the top of Reverse indicates to be issued in Gabon.

Same as above KM#11 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1976E. Weight: 4.72 [4.70g]. Mintage: N/A. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

"E" at the top of Reverse indicates to be issued in Cameroon.

KM#12 / Schön#23 500 Francs. Year: 1976C. Weight: 9.00g [9.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 27.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: dolphin).

"C" at the bottom left side of Reverse side indicates to be issued in Congo.

Obverse: Half figure of woman touching flowers of a tree within center circle. Engraver initials "P. LAMBERT" written at right side below the elbow of the woman in smaller characters anti-clockwise. "BANQUE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE" (Bank of States of the Central Africa) written around outside the center circle. Date at the bottom right side within arrows. Alphabet at the bottom left side within arrows. Reverse: Abstract Eland head facing left in the center divides denomination "500 FRANCS" above it. Abstract web at the bottom right side. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1976A, 1976B, 1976C, 1976D, 1976E, 1977A, 1977B, 1977C, 1977D, 1977E, 1979(a)B, 1979D, 1979(a)E, 1982D, 1984A, 1984B, 1984C, 1984D and 1984E (dolphin). Engraver: Robert Cochet, d'après and Pierrette Lambert.
 
1977
 

Same as above KM#11 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1977D. Weight: 4.68 [4.70g]. Mintage: N/A. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

"C" at the top of Reverse indicates to be issued in Congo.

Same as above KM#11 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1977D. Weight: 4.75 [4.70g]. Mintage: N/A. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

"D" at the top of Reverse indicates to be issued in Gabon.

Same as above KM#11 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1977E. Weight: 4.69 [4.70g]. Mintage: N/A. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

"E" at the top of Reverse indicates to be issued in Cameroon.

Same as above KM#12 500 Francs, but...

Year: 1977E. Weight: 8.67 [9.00g]. Mintage: N/A. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

"E" at the bottom left side of Reverse side indicates to be issued in Cameroon.

 
1978
 

KM#7 / Schön#18 5 Francs. Year: 1978. Weight: 2.98g [3.00g]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 19.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: dolphin).

Obverse: Heads of three Giant Elands facing left in the center with grassland below them. Engraver initials "G.B.L.BAZOR" written at right side in smaller characters anti-clockwise. "BANQUE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE" (Bank of States of the Central Africa) written around the Giant Elands. Date at the bottom with dot on both sides. Reverse: Numeral "5" in the center with "FRANCS" written below it. Privy mint mark on both sides, at the upper part of numeral "5". Circular Wreath surrounds the Value with knot at the bottom. Mintage: 13,300,000. Minted Years: 1973 (owl) + 1975-1985 and 1992 (dolphin) + 1996 and 1998 (bee) + 2003 (heart). Engraver: Robert Cochet, d'après, Gabriel Bernard and Lucien  Georges Bazor.

Same as above KM#10 25 Francs, but...

Year: 1978. Weight: 7.95 [8.00g]. Mintage: 1,401,600. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

 
1979
 

Same as above KM#11 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1979E. Weight: 4.73 [4.70g]. Mintage: N/A. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

"E" at the top of Reverse indicates to be issued in Cameroon.

 
1980
 

Same as above KM#7 5 Francs, but...

Year: 1980. Weight: 2.98 [3.00g]. Mintage: 1,000,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

Same as above KM#11 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1980A. Weight: 4.70 [4.70g]. Mintage: N/A. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

"A" at the top of Reverse indicates to be issued in Chad.

 
1982
 

Same as above KM#7 5 Francs, but...

Year: 1982. Weight: 2.95 [3.00g]. Mintage: 7,000,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

Same as above KM#11 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1982A. Weight: 4.73 [4.70g]. Mintage: 3,000,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

"A" at the top of Reverse indicates to be issued in Chad.

 
1983
 

KM#9 / Schön#19 10 Francs. Year: 1983. Weight: 4.02g [4.00g]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 23.10 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: dolphin).
Obverse: Heads of three Giant Elands facing left in the center with grassland below them. Engraver initials "G.B.L.BAZOR" written at right side in smaller characters anti-clockwise. "BANQUE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE" (Bank of States of the Central Africa) written around the Giant Elands. Date at the bottom with dot on both sides. Reverse: Numerals "10" in the center with "FRANCS" written below it. Privy mint mark on both sides. Circular Wreath surrounds the Value with knot at the bottom. Mintage: 18,000,000. Minted Years: 1974 (owl) + 1975-1985 and 1992 (dolphin) + 1996 and 1998 (bee) + 2003 (heart). Engraver: Robert Cochet, d'après, Gabriel Bernard and Lucien  Georges Bazor.
 
1984
 

Same as above KM#7 5 Francs, but...

Year: 1984. Weight: 3.01 [3.00g]. Mintage: 16,200,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

Same as above KM#11 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1984D. Weight: 4.68 [4.70g]. Mintage: 2,500,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

"D" at the top of Reverse indicates to be issued in Gabon.

 
1985
 

Same as above KM#7 5 Francs, but...

Year: 1985. Weight: 2.96 [3.00g]. Mintage: 17,000,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

Same as above KM#9 10 Francs, but...

Year: 1985. Weight: 4.02 [4.00g]. Mintage: 28,700,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

 
1986
 

Same as above KM#10 25 Francs, but...

Year: 1986. Weight: 8.01 [8.00g]. Mintage: 2,150,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

 
1990
 

Same as above KM#8 Franc, but...

Year: 1990. Weight: 1.33 [1.30g]. Mintage: 900,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

 
1992
 

Same as above KM#7 5 Francs, but...

Year: 1992. Weight: 3.00 [3.00g]. Mintage: 8,500,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin).

 
1996
 

Same as above KM#9 10 Francs, but...

Year: 1996. Weight: 3.96 [4.00g]. Mintage: 4,500,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (bee).

Same as above KM#10 25 Francs, but...

Year: 1996. Weight: 7.96 [8.00g]. Mintage: 3,380,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (bee).

Same as above KM#11 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1996. Weight: 4.74 [4.70g]. Mintage: 5,900,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (bee).

Cocoa Bean at the top. Intended to be used in all six central African countries.

KM#13 / Schön#22 100 Francs. Year: 1996. Weight: 7.00g [7.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 25.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: bee).
Obverse: BANQUE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE" (Bank of States of the Central Africa) written at the top in two lines within a box. Numerals "100" in the center with "FRANCS" written below it, followed with Date below it. Privy mint mark on both sides of Numerals "100". Circular design surrounds the Value. Reverse: "BANQUE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE" (Bank of States of the Central Africa) written at the top. Heads of three Giant Elands facing left in the center with grassland below them. Engraver initials "G.B.L.BAZOR" written at right side in smaller characters anti-clockwise. Mintage: 4,800,000. Minted Years: 1992 (dolphin) + 1996 and 1998 (bee) + 2003 (heart). Engraver: Robert Cochet, d'après, Gabriel Bernard and Lucien  Georges Bazor (Obverse side) + Robert Cochet (Reverse side).
 
1998
 

Same as above KM#13 100 Francs, but...

Year: 1998. Weight: 6.94 [7.00g]. Mintage: 18,500,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (bee).

 
2006 (CEMAC coinage) 
The Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (or CEMAC from its name in French: Communauté Économique et Monétaire de l'Afrique Centrale, in Spanish: Comunidad Económica y Monetaria de África Central, and in Portuguese: Comunidade Económica e Monetária da África Central) is an organization of states of Central Africa established by Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon to promote economic integration among countries that share a common currency, the CFA franc. UDEAC signed a treaty for the establishment of CEMAC to promote the entire process of sub-regional integration through the forming of monetary union with the Central Africa CFA franc as a common currency; it was officially superseded by CEMAC in June 1999 (through agreement from 1994).
CEMAC's objectives are the promotion of trade, the institution of a genuine common market, and greater solidarity among peoples and towards under-privileged countries and regions. In 1994, it succeeded in introducing quota restrictions and reductions in the range and amount of tariffs. Currently, CEMAC countries share a common financial, regulatory, and legal structure, and maintain a common external tariff on imports from non-CEMAC countries. In theory, tariffs have been eliminated on trade within CEMAC, but full implementation of this has been delayed. Movement of capital within CEMAC is free.
 

KM#16 / Schön#27 Franc. Year: 2006. Weight: 1.60g [1.65g]. Metal: Stainless Steel. Diameter: 14.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: horn).
Obverse: "CEMAC" written at the top within a box. Numeral "1" at the top in the center circle with mintmarks on both sides. "FRANC" written below the Numeral "1". Two shrubs of of Cocoa / Cacao at left side and Cassava at right side in the center. Date below the shrubs. Circular design surrounds the Value, shrubs and Date. Reverse: Numeral "1" with "FCFA" (Franc Communauté Financière Africaine) written within the center circle. "BANQUE DES ÉTATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE" (Bank of States of the Central Africa) written around clockwise outside the center circle. Dot at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: A.G.M.M.

KM#17 / Schön#28 2 Francs. Year: 2006. Weight: 2.41g [2.45g]. Metal: Stainless Steel. Diameter: 17.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: horn).
Obverse: "CEMAC" written at the top within a box. Numeral "2" at the top in the center circle with mintmarks on both sides. "FRANCS" written below the Numeral "2". Two shrubs of of Cocoa / Cacao at left side and Cassava at right side in the center. Date below the shrubs. Circular design surrounds the Value, shrubs and Date. Reverse: Numeral "2" with "FCFA" (Franc Communauté Financière Africaine) written within the center circle. "BANQUE DES ÉTATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE" (Bank of States of the Central Africa) written around clockwise outside the center circle. Dot at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: A.G.M.M.

KM#18 / Schön#29 5 Francs. Year: 2006. Weight: 2.41g [2.40g]. Metal: Brass. Diameter: 15.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: horn).
Obverse: "CEMAC" written at the top within a box. Numeral "5" at the top in the center circle with mintmarks on both sides. "FRANCS" written below the Numeral "5". Two shrubs of of Cocoa / Cacao at left side and Cassava at right side in the center. Date below the shrubs. Circular design surrounds the Value, shrubs and Date. Reverse: Numeral "5" with "FCFA" (Franc Communauté Financière Africaine) written within the center circle. "BANQUE DES ÉTATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE" (Bank of States of the Central Africa) written around clockwise outside the center circle. Dot at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: A.G.M.M.

KM#19 / Schön#30 10 Francs. Year: 2006. Weight: 3.02g [3.00g]. Metal: Brass. Diameter: 17.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: horn).
Obverse: "CEMAC" written at the top within a box. Numerals "10" at the top in the center circle with mintmarks on both sides. "FRANCS" written below the Numerals "10". Two shrubs of of Cocoa / Cacao at left side and Cassava at right side in the center. Date below the shrubs. Circular design surrounds the Value, shrubs and Date. Reverse: Numerals "10" with "FCFA" (Franc Communauté Financière Africaine) written within the center circle. "BANQUE DES ÉTATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE" (Bank of States of the Central Africa) written around clockwise outside the center circle. Dot at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: A.G.M.M.

KM#20 / Schön#31 25 Francs. Year: 2006. Weight: 4.20g [4.20g]. Metal: Brass. Diameter: 22.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: horn).
Obverse: "CEMAC" written at the top within a box. Numerals "25" at the top in the center circle with mintmarks on both sides. "FRANCS" written below the Numerals "25". Two shrubs of of Cocoa / Cacao at left side and Cassava at right side in the center. Date below the shrubs. Circular design surrounds the Value, shrubs and Date. Reverse: Numerals "25" with "FCFA" (Franc Communauté Financière Africaine) written within the center circle. "BANQUE DES ÉTATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE" (Bank of States of the Central Africa) written around clockwise outside the center circle. Dot at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: A.G.M.M.

KM#21 / Schön#32 50 Francs. Year: 2006. Weight: 4.99g [5.00g]. Metal: Stainless Steel. Diameter: 21.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: horn).
Obverse: "CEMAC" written at the top within a box. Numerals "50" at the top in the center circle with mintmarks on both sides. "FRANCS" written below the Numerals "50". Two shrubs of of Cocoa / Cacao at left side and Cassava at right side in the center. Date below the shrubs. Circular design surrounds the Value, shrubs and Date. Reverse: Numerals "50" with "FCFA" (Franc Communauté Financière Africaine) written within the center circle. "BANQUE DES ÉTATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE" (Bank of States of the Central Africa) written around clockwise outside the center circle. Dot at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: A.G.M.M.

KM#15 / Schön#33 100 Francs. Year: 2006. Weight: 5.99g [6.00g]. Metal: Bi-Metallic; Stainless Steel center and Brass ring. Diameter: 24.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: horn).
Obverse: "CEMAC" written at the top within a box. Numerals "100" at the top in the center circle with mintmarks on both sides. "FRANCS" written below the Numerals "100". Two shrubs of of Cocoa / Cacao at left side and Cassava at right side in the center. Date below the shrubs. Circular design surrounds the Value, shrubs and Date. Reverse: Numerals "100" with "FCFA" (Franc Communauté Financière Africaine) written within the center circle. "BANQUE DES ÉTATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE" (Bank of States of the Central Africa) written around clockwise outside the center circle. Dot at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: A.G.M.M.

KM#22 / Schön#34 500 Francs. Year: 2006. Weight: 8.13g [8.00g]. Metal: Bi-Metallic; Stainless Steel center and Brass ring. Diameter: 26.00 mm. Edge: Plain / Reeded (5 patches each). "CEMAC" written readable and inverted alternative pattern 4 time each). Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (mintmark: horn).
Obverse: "CEMAC" written at the top within a box. Numerals "500" at the top in the center circle with mintmarks on both sides. "FRANCS" written below the Numerals "500". Two shrubs of of Cocoa / Cacao at left side and Cassava at right side in the center. Circular design surrounds the Value, shrubs and Date on both sides. Date below the hologram "CEMAC/500". Reverse: Numerals "500" with "FCFA" (Franc Communauté Financière Africaine) written within the center circle. "BANQUE DES ÉTATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE" (Bank of States of the Central Africa) written around clockwise outside the center circle. Dot at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Engraver: A.G.M.M.
 
 
 
 
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