French Sudan


0.50 Franc, 1917

0.50 Franc, 1917 front
0.50 Franc, 1917 back

Enlarge: Front0.50 Franc, 1917 front
 & Back0.50 Franc, 1917 back

Courtesy Laurence Pope.

The note was sold for 2500 plus 20% buyer's premium (about $4903) at Spink's April 12, 2011 London Auction of The Laurence Pope Collection of World Banknotes.

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French Sudan, located in the interior of West Africa southwest of Algeria, was established as a French colony of Upper Senegal & Niger in 1904. Renamed French Sudan in 1920 and granted independence as Sudanese Republic in 1958. The name was changed to Mali in 1960. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Mali.




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