Banknotes from French Equatorial Africa

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.
Wikidata: Q271894

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

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CFA franc (1945-1960)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

5 Francs
1942-1944

Standard banknote
120 × 80 mm
P# 6
Available for swap 5 Francs
1944

Standard banknote
74 × 114 mm
P# 15
5 Francs
(1947-1956)

Standard banknote
60 × 112 mm
P# 20B
5 Francs
(1957)

Standard banknote
P# 28
Available for swap 10 Francs
1947

Standard banknote
116 × 64 mm
P# 21
10 Francs
(1957-1958)

Standard banknote
64 × 116 mm
P# 29
20 Francs (Gentil)
(1947-1956)

Standard banknote
130 × 70 mm
P# 22
20 Francs
(1957)

Standard banknote
P# 30
Available for swap 50 Francs (D'Esnambuc)
(1947)

Standard banknote
144 × 77 mm
P# 23
50 Francs
(1957-1960)

Standard banknote
75 × 115 mm
P# 31
100 Francs (La Bourbonnais)
(1947)

Standard banknote
156 × 84 mm
P# 24
Available for swap 100 Francs
(1957-)

Standard banknote
128 × 82 mm
P# 32
500 Francs
(1949)

Standard banknote
P# 25
500 Francs
(1957)

Standard banknote
P# 33
1 000 Francs
(1949)

Standard banknote
P# 26
1 000 Francs
(1957)

Standard banknote
P# 34
5 000 Francs
(1952)

Standard banknote
P# 27

Unspecified currency

50 Centimes
(1917)

Standard banknote
P# 1
1 Franc
(1917)

Standard banknote
P# 2
2 Francs
(1917)

Standard banknote
115 × 75 mm
P# 3
5 Francs
(1941)

Standard banknote
114 × 73 mm
P# 10
10 Francs
(1943-)

Standard banknote
125 × 75 mm
P# 11
10 Francs
(1944)

Standard banknote
P# 16
20 Francs
(1941)

Standard banknote
135 × 75 mm
P# 12
20 Francs
(1944)

Standard banknote
P# 17
25 Francs
1923-1925

Standard banknote
P# 3A
25 Francs
(1941)

Standard banknote
P# 7
100 Francs
(1941)

Standard banknote
P# 8
100 Francs
(1941)

Standard banknote
P# 13
100 Francs
(1943-1946)

Standard banknote
100 × 155 mm
P# 18
1 000 Francs
1940

Standard banknote
217 × 140 mm
P# 4
1 000 Francs
(1941)

Standard banknote
P# 14
1 000 Francs
(1942-)

Standard banknote
198 × 112 mm
P# 9
1 000 Francs
(1944)

Standard banknote
P# 19

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