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Coinage of Equatorial Guinea

Started by <k>, October 05, 2020, 04:39:12 AM

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Obverse of the 100 francos coin of 1985.


The obverse of the 100 francos coin featured a giant eland (Taurotragus derbianus).

This beautiful design graced the obverse of all the coins of this series.

It was also found on many other coins of the Central African Franc.


The beautiful eland design was the work of French engraver Lucien Bazor.

See also:  Beasts of French Africa.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

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THE END OF THE NATIONAL COINAGE

The 5 and 50 francos coins were issued in 1986 only.

The 25 and 100 francos coins were issued in 1985 and 1986 only.

Since 1986, Equatorial Guinea has used the standard coinage of the Central African States monetary union.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

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Image © Royal Mint Museum.


See also:  Equatorial Guinea 1975: alternative designs.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Figleaf

A very valuable addition to this thread. It is considerably more naive than the final result. I suppose it was what the powers that be had thought up, while the end result came about after a large amount of gentle education and careful nudging. Bravo to those who took the time to do that. It would have been easier just to give them what they wanted.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.