Coins from the Western African States

The CFA Franc (XOF, BCEAO- Banque Centrale des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest) was a currency created in 1948, that was later used by a group of post-colonial, mostly Francophone, Central African nations, namely Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Guinea-Bissau (the only non-Francophone nation to use the West African CFA Franc). It shares a name with the Central African CFA Franc (XAF, BEAC- Banque des États de l'Afrique Centrale), and is interchangeable with it, as both derive their names from the post-WWII CFA Franc created to avoid imposing devaluation and financial difficulty on the French colonies. Its territories of usage roughly corresponds to the territory that comprised French West Africa (Afrique Occidentale Française), (1895-1958).
Wikidata: Q1929699

See also: French West Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo

Display options34 results found.
Order by: face value - ruling authority - type - date - reference
Results per page: 10 - 20 - 50 - 100 - 200

CFA franc (1958-date)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

Available for swap 1 Franc CFA
1961-1975

Aluminium • 1.3 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 3, Schön# 10
Available for swap 1 Franc CFA
1976-2011

Steel • 1.65 g • ⌀ 15 mm
KM# 8, Schön# 17
Available for swap 5 Francs CFA
1960

Aluminium-bronze • 3 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 2, Schön# 11
Available for swap 5 Francs CFA
1965-2020

Aluminium-nickel-bronze • 3 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 2a, Schön# 11a
Available for swap 10 Francs CFA
1959-1964

Aluminium-bronze • 4 g • ⌀ 23.5 mm
KM# 1, Schön# 12
Available for swap 10 Francs CFA
1966-1981

Aluminium-nickel-bronze • 4.00 g • ⌀ 23.5 mm
KM# 1a, Schön# 12a
Available for swap 10 Francs CFA (FAO)
1981-2020

Circulating commemorative coin : F.A.O.
Aluminium-bronze • 4 g • ⌀ 23.5 mm
KM# 10, Schön# 18
Available for swap 25 Francs CFA
1970-1979

Aluminium-bronze • 8 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# 5, Schön# 13
Available for swap 25 Francs CFA (FAO)
1980-2020

Circulating commemorative coin : F.A.O.
Aluminium-bronze • 8 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# 9, Schön# 19
Available for swap 50 Francs CFA (FAO) (non-magnetic)
1972-2011

Circulating commemorative coin : FAO
Copper-nickel • 5 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 6, Schön# 14
Available for swap 50 Francs CFA (magnetic)
2012-2020

Nickel plated steel • 4.8 g • ⌀ 22 mm
Available for swap 100 Francs CFA
1967-2009

Nickel • 7.00 g • ⌀ 26 mm
KM# 4, Schön# 15
Available for swap 100 Francs CFA
2012-2020

Nickel plated steel • 6.7 g • ⌀ 26 mm
Available for swap 200 Francs CFA
2003-2018

Bimetallic: brass center in copper-nickel ring • 7.0 g • ⌀ 24.5 mm
KM# 14, Schön# 24
Available for swap 250 Francs CFA
1992-1996

Bimetallic: brass center in copper-nickel ring • 8.2 g • ⌀ 26.3 mm
KM# 13, Schön# 22
Available for swap 500 Francs CFA (Monetary Union)
1972

Non-circulating coin : 10th Anniversary of the Monetary Union
Silver (.900) • 25 g • ⌀ 37 mm
KM# 7, Schön# 16
Available for swap 500 Francs CFA
2003-2010

Bimetallic: copper-nickel center in brass ring • 10.6 g • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# 15, Schön# 25
1000 Francs CFA
2002

Non-circulating coin
Silver (.900) • 22.2 g • ⌀ 37 mm
KM# 16, Schön# 23
1000 Francs CFA (Soccer World Championship 2006)
2004

Non-circulating coin : FIFA Soccer World Championship Football - Germany 2006
Silver (.900) • 22.2 g • ⌀ 38.6 mm
KM# 17, Schön# 26
1500 Francs CFA (African Unity)
2017

Non-circulating coin : African Unity
Silver (.999) • 93 g • ⌀ 55 mm
Available for swap 5000 Francs CFA (Monetary Union)
1982

Non-circulating coin : 20th Anniversary of the Monetary Union
Silver (.900) • 24.95 g • ⌀ 37 mm
KM# 11, Schön# 20

Trial Strikes (1958-date)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

1 Franc CFA (Essai)
1961

Pattern
Aluminium • 1.3 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# E3
Available for swap 1 Franc CFA (Essai)
1976

Pattern
Steel • 1.65 g • ⌀ 15 mm
KM# E8
5 Francs CFA (Essai)
1960

Pattern
Aluminium-bronze • 3 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# E2
10 Francs CFA (Essai)
1959

Pattern
Aluminium-bronze • 4 g • ⌀ 23.5 mm
KM# E1
Available for swap 10 Francs CFA (FAO; Essai)
1981

Pattern : F.A.O.
Aluminium-bronze • 4 g • ⌀ 23.5 mm
KM# E12
25 Francs CFA (Essai)
1970

Pattern
Aluminium-bronze • 8 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# E5
Available for swap 25 Francs CFA (FAO; Essai)
1980

Pattern : F.A.O.
Aluminium-bronze • 8 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# E9
25 Francs CFA (FAO; Essai)
1980

Pattern : F.A.O.
Gold (.917) • 10 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# E10
Available for swap 50 Francs CFA (non magnetic; Essai)
1972

Pattern
Copper-nickel • 5 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# E6, KM# E6a, KM# E6b
Available for swap 100 Francs CFA (non magnetic; Essai)
1967

Pattern
Copper-nickel • 5 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# E4, KM# E4a, KM# E4b
500 Francs CFA (Monetary Union; Essai)
1972

Pattern : 10th Anniversary of the Monetary Union
Silver (.900) • 25 g • ⌀ 37 mm
KM# E7
5000 Francs CFA (Monetary Union; Essai)
1982

Pattern : 20th Anniversary of Monetary Union
Gold (.900) • 14.49 g • ⌀ 26 mm
KM# 12, Schön# 21
5000 Francs CFA (Monetary Union; Essai)
1982

Pattern : 20th Anniversary of the Monetary Union
Silver (.900) • 24.95 g • ⌀ 37 mm
KM# E13

A coin doesn't exist in the catalog yet? Add it yourself!