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Central Africa
« on: November 17, 2009, 12:02:55 AM »
Angola, Some older coins

1) ½ Macuta 1770 of Portuguese Africa, with later countermark from 1837 doubling the value of the original coin, due to a rise in the price of copper.
2) ½ Mactua 1851 again of Portuguese Africa, one of the last Macuta coins issued for Angola after which the Portuguese Escudo became legal tender.  A new coinage was introduced in 1921 for Angola, to circulate alongside the homeland type Escudo.
3) 10 Centavos 1974, this type was the last Portuguese type produced prior to independence and was never issued into circulation.
4) 4 Macutas or 20 Centavos 1928, 1 Macuta = 5 Centavos, Macuta was briefly re-used on the coinage of 1927-1928.
5) 5 Kwanzas of the newly independent republic of Angola, the Kwanza replaced the Escudo at par.  These were issued without a date other than the date of independence and struck at Havana, Cuba,
6) 50 Kwanzas, of the currency reform of 1990.  The new Kwanza replaced the old Kwanza, but the population could only exchange 5% of old notes into new notes.

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Re: Central Africa
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 12:10:20 AM »
Angola, a modern type set (or at least half a modern type set for now ::))

In 1995 the new Kwanza was replaced by the Kwanza re-adjusto, no coins were produced.
In 1999 a new Kwanza (this time just Kwanza) was introduced at a rate 1,000,000 Kwanza re-adjusto to 1 New Kwanza.
1) 10 Centimos 1999
2) 50 Centimos 1999
3) 1 Kwanza 1999

There are also 2 and 5 Kwanzas issued.  These remain relatively expensive to purchase, although quantities of these have recently come onto the market.

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Re: Central Africa
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 10:28:12 PM »
Cameroon, some older coins.

1) 1 Franc 1943, issued due to a shortage of homeland type coins in the second world war.
Similar coins were issued in Madagascar and French Equatorial Africa.
2) 2 Francs 1924, Issued for use in the French Half of Cameroon after it was divided at the end of the first world war, British West African coins circulated in the British half of the territory.
3) 2 Francs 1948, the last French pre-independence issue.
4) 50 Francs 1960, independence commemorative issue, struck by the Bank Centrale.
Since 1961 coinage of the Equatorial African states has been used, since 1974 known as Central African States.
5) 100 Francs 1966, for use alongside the Central African States coinage.

For modern coinage see Central African States.
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Re: Central Africa
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2009, 11:59:01 PM »
Central African States, some older coins (1 of 3)

A currency union originally consisting of Central African Republic, Chad, Congo and Gabon.  They were joined by Cameroon in 1961 and Equatorial Guinea in 1985.

1) 50 Centimes 1943, issued for use in French Equatorial Africa
2) 1 Franc 1948, again for use in French Equatorial Africa.
3) 10 Francs 1977, post independence, issued by the Bank of the Central African States
4) 100 Francs 2003, combined states issue (see below)
5) 500 Francs 1977, with mintmark 'E' denoting for use in Cameroon
6) 500 Francs 1998, combined states issue.
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Re: Central Africa
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009, 12:04:41 AM »
Central African States (2 of 3)

Between 1971 and 1990 100 Francs denoting the country of intended circulation were issued.  These were joined by a 500 Franc issue of 1985-1986.

1) 100 Francs 1972, Cameroon
2) 100 Francs 1975, Central African Republic
3) 100 Francs 1971, Chad
4) 100 Francs 1975, Congo
5) 100 Francos, 1986, Equatorial Guinea
6) 100 Francs 1975, Gabon
7) 500 Francs 1986, Cameroon

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Re: Central Africa
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009, 12:12:24 AM »
Central African States, a modern type set (3 of 3)

1) 1 Franc 2006
2) 2 Francs 2006
3) 5 Francs 2006
4) 10 Francs 2006
5) 25 Francs 2006
6) 50 Francs 2006
7) 100 Francs 2006
8 ) 500 Francs 2006

CEMAC stands for the Economic Community of the Central African States.

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Re: Central Africa
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2009, 12:35:51 AM »
Congo, Democratic republic of.....

1) 10 Centimes 1888, from the 1880's until 1908 Congo was ruled as a personal possesion of Leopold, King of the Belgians.
2) 2 Francs 1943, of Belgian Congo.
3) 10 Francs 1965, democratic republic of Congo, independence was achieved in 1960
4) 5 Makuta 1977, portrait of President Mobutu Sésé Seko Nkuku Ngbendu wa Za Banga Congo was renamed Zaire in 1971
5) 10 Zaire's 1987, the last coin struck specifically for Zaire.
6) 1 Franc 1961, issued by the breakaway republic of Katanga during the Civil war of the early 1960's.

Zaire was renamed Democratic republic of the Congo in 1997, no circulating coins have yet been issued.

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Re: Central Africa
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2009, 02:39:29 PM »
Equatorial Guinea, some older coins.

1) 1 Peseta 1969, the first series of coins issued for Equatorial Guinea, prior to 1969 the Spanish Peseta was in use, the 1969 series were of the same specifications as the Spanish Peseta.
2) 25 Pesetas 1969, with crossed elephant tusks.
3) 50 Pesetas 1969, featuring a portrait of president Francisco Macías Nguema
4) 5 Ekuele 1975, the Ekuele replaced the Pesata at par in 1970.  Still with a portrait if the president.
5) 25 Bipkwele (Bipkwele is the plural of Ekuele), now with a portrait of President Nkogo, Nguema was overthrown in 1979.
6) 25 Francos 1985, Equatorial Guinea joined the CFA franc in 1985.

For modern coinage see Central African States.

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Re: Central Africa
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2009, 03:18:46 PM »
São Tomé and Príncipe, some older coins.

The first coins for Sao Tome were issued by the Portuguese in 1813, they were of the standard colonial type and struck between 1813 and 1825, they remain elusive to find, it wasn't until 1929 when the next coins in the name of Sao Tome were issued.
1) 20 Centavos 1962 in the standard Portuguese colonial type
2) 50 Centavos 1929 the first issue struck for the Islands since 1825.
3) 20 Esucdos 1971 - the last issue before independence in 1975.
4) 50 Centimos 1977, the Dobra replaced the Escudo at par in 1977
5) 2 Dobras 1977, struck at the Royal Mint, UK
6) 50 Dobras 1990

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Re: Central Africa
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2009, 03:29:41 PM »
São Tomé and Príncipe, a modern type set.

1) 100 Dobras 1997, A typical landscape of the island of Prince, consisting of a parrot in over a branch and bottom peak parrot
2) 250 Dobras 1997
3) 500 Dobras 1997, A typical landscape of the southern island of S. Thomas made up of a monkey on top of a raw reed in a wood, and the bottom peak of St. Thomas
4) 1000 Dobras 1997, Flowers
5) 2000 Dobras 1997, Local fruits

The Krause desciptions for these are rather poor, being Bird, Bird, Monkey, Flower and Plant.

The 1997 series remains at present the last series of coins for Sao Tome, the Banco Central de S. Tomé e Príncipe states they are still in circulation, yet at 15,525 Dobras to the US$ it is one of the most least valued currency units in use today.
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Re: Central Africa
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2010, 08:35:22 AM »
Cameroon, some older coins.

1) 1 Franc 1943, issued due to a shortage of homeland type coins in the second world war.
Similar coins were issued in Madagascar and French Equatorial Africa.
2) 2 Francs 1924, Issued for use in the French Half of Cameroon after it was divided at the end of the first world war, British West African coins circulated in the British half of the territory.
3) 2 Francs 1948, the last French pre-independence issue.
4) 50 Francs 1960, independence commemorative issue, struck by the Bank Centrale.
Since 1961 coinage of the Equatorial African states has been used, since 1974 known as Central African States.
5) 100 Francs 1966, for use alongside the Central African States coinage.

For modern coinage see Central African States.
You can seen that the face of these coin is the same thet the 1 franc mule 1948 Reunion