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Coins from French Equatorial Africa

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French Equatorial Africa (Afrique Equatoriale Française, AEF) was a French colonial territory in Central Africa comprised of the various colonial provinces of Tchad, Gabon, Moyen-Congo, and Ubangi-Shari, united into one administrative entity in 1910 following their acquisition by France in the Scramble for Africa. The colony provided troops for France during WWI, and was the first to switch allegiance under its Governor Félix Éboué to Free France under de Gaulle in July 1940. The first coins issued there by Free France in 1943 were of 5, 10, 25, 50 centimes and 1 Franc. Following the war it started using the CFA Franc, with issues beginning in 1948 in aluminium. Its constituent parts eventually gained independence from France in 1960 as Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Cameroon and Chad. Read more

See also: Central African States (BEAC), Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo - Republic, Gabon, Chad

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Franc CFA (1945-1960)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

5 Centimes
1943
Non-circulating coin
Brass • 1.4 g • ⌀ 17 mm
KM# 3, Schön# 1
10 Centimes
1943
Non-circulating coin
Brass • 3.05 g • ⌀ 20.9 mm
KM# 4, Lec# 6, Schön# 2
25 Centimes
1943
Non-circulating coin
Aluminium-bronze • 3.94 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 5, Lec# 7, Schön# 3
50 Centimes
1942
Brass • 2.70 g • ⌀ 19.9 mm
KM# 1, Schön# 4
50 Centimes
1943
Bronze • 2.85 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 1a, Schön# 4a
1 Franc
1942
Brass • 5.48 g • ⌀ 25.7 mm
KM# 2, Schön# 5
1 Franc
1943
Bronze • 5.5 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 2a, Schön# 5a
1 Franc (Essai)
1948
Pattern
Copper-nickel • 5.3 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# E1
1 Franc (Piefort Essai)
1948
Pattern
Aluminium • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# PE1
1 Franc
1948
Aluminium • 1.32 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 6, Schön# 6
2 Francs (Essai)
1948
Pattern
Copper-nickel • 10.05 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# E2
2 Francs (Piefort Essai)
1948
Pattern
Aluminium • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# PE2
2 Francs
1948
Aluminium • 2.2 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# 7, Schön# 7
40 Francs (Pattern)
(1958)
Pattern
Aluminium-bronze • 8 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# Pn1, Lec# 20
40 Francs (Pattern)
(1958)
Pattern
Aluminium-bronze • 8 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# Pn3, Lec# 22
40 Francs (Pattern)
(1958)
Pattern
Aluminium-bronze • 8 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# Pn5
40 Francs (Pattern)
(1958)
Pattern
Aluminium-bronze • 8.08 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# Pn6
40 Francs (Pattern)
(1958)
Pattern
Aluminium-bronze • 8 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# Pn6, Lec# 25

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