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West African States

 

100 Francs, (1965)

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Front: Wooden mask of the Baule tribe (Ivory Coast); woman

Back: Man; carving from Benin

 

Woman with Braids

 

500 Francs, 1985

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Front: Zebus; man

Back: Date palm; farm

 

1000 Francs, 1990

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Front: Mining; woman

Back: Carver

 

Young Woman

 

500 Francs, (19)91

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Front: Flood control dam; man

Back: Garden tractor

 

1000 Francs, (19)93

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Front: Peanuts hauling; Woman

Back: Carvings; riverside storage bins; women

 

Woman

 

2500 Francs, (19)94

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Front: Hydroelectric dam; woman

Back: Spraying pesticides

 

Woman

 

5000 Francs, (19)95

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Front: Smelting plant; Woman

Back: Women

 

Woman with Braids

 

Two Women

 

500 Francs, 2012 (20)13

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Front: Catfish shaped brass weight of the Ashanti people for weighing gold dust; outline of Africa; tablet PC

Back: Hippopotami

Courtesy mukayiranga

 

1000 Francs, 2003

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Front: Catfish shaped brass weight of the Ashanti people for weighing gold dust; symbols of education and health

Back: Camels

 

2000 Francs, 2003

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Front: Catfish shaped brass weight of the Ashanti people for weighing gold dust; train; airplane; airport tower; bus

Back: Groupers

 

5000 Francs, 2003

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Front: Catfish shaped brass weight of the Ashanti people for weighing gold dust, banana trees

Back: Antelopes (kobus kob)

Courtesy soufagoof

 

10,000 Francs, 2003

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Front: Catfish shaped brass weight of the Ashanti people for weighing gold dust; satellite dish

Back: Birds (tauroco macrorhynchus)

Control Letter - Country Designation

A - Ivory Coast
B - Benin (Dahomey)
C - Burkina Faso
D - Mali
E - Mauritania
H - Niger
K - Senegal
S - Guinea-Bissau
T - Togo

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West African States, a monetary union of former French colonies but now independent states of Ivory Coast, Benin (Dahomey), Burkina Faso (upper Volta), Mali, Mauritania (withdrew in 1973), Niger, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, and Toga.

 

 

 

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