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Beasts of French Africa
« on: June 30, 2014, 03:19:53 PM »
France used to have quite a few colonies in Africa, and the same animals appeared on many of the designs. Not only that, but various countries retained these designs, or variations on them, when they became independent. The issue is further complicated by the fact that two currency unions developed in former French Africa: the Central African States, and the West African States. Their coins are often of similar design, but the legends that come with them have varied considerably over the years.

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Re: Beasts of French Africa
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2014, 03:20:56 PM »
Cameroon, 10 francs, 1958.   Giant elands.

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Re: Beasts of French Africa
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 03:22:17 PM »
Cameroon, 50 francs, 1960.  Three giant elands.

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Re: Beasts of French Africa
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2014, 03:23:11 PM »
Cameroon, 100 francs, 1966.

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Re: Beasts of French Africa
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 03:27:32 PM »
Top: Cameroon, 1 franc, 1971.

Bottom: Cameroon, 100 francs, 1971.
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Re: Beasts of French Africa
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2014, 03:28:24 PM »
Cameroon, 100 francs, 1980.

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Re: Beasts of French Africa
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2014, 03:29:38 PM »
Chad, 100 francs, 1973.

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Re: Beasts of French Africa
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2014, 03:31:22 PM »
Equatorial Guinea, 5 francs, 1985.

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Re: Beasts of French Africa
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2014, 03:34:36 PM »
Congo, 100 francs, 1975.

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Re: Beasts of French Africa
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2014, 03:48:57 PM »
Central African States, 50 francs, 1961.

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Re: Beasts of French Africa
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2014, 03:50:59 PM »
Central African States, 50 francs, 1976.

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Re: Beasts of French Africa
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2014, 03:51:59 PM »
Central African States, 25 francs, 1996.

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Re: Beasts of French Africa
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2014, 03:53:22 PM »
Central African States, 100 francs, 1998.  The legend takes up less space on this coin.

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Re: Beasts of French Africa
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2014, 03:55:10 PM »
Central African Republic, 100 francs, 1976.

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Re: Beasts of French Africa
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2014, 04:10:05 PM »
Central African Empire, 100 francs, 1978.