Fantasy - 2500 Francs Abolition of Slavery


Location Togo
Period Republic (1960-date)
Type Fantasy items › Fantasy currency
Year 2007
Value 2500 Francs
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 7.775 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 23493
References X# E2
George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2011. Unusual World Coins. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.

Commemorative issue

Abolition of Slavery


Coat of arms of Togo with ESSAI, date below.

Script: Latin


Translation: Republic of Togo


Victor Schoelcher, 3/4 left.

Script: Latin

Commémoration de l'abolition de l'esclavage
Victor Schoelcher 1804-1883
2500 francs

Translation: Commemoration of the abolition of slavery




This is one of the silver coins issued to commemorate the abolition of slavery.
Great Britain abolished the use of slavery for all the members of the West African States in 1807. A special commemorative 2 Pounds coin was struck in 2007 to honor the fruition of that historic event.
Also, in 2007, those seven states authorized the minting (a mere 850 each!) of 27mm silver (0.25 oz. ASW) Essai coins to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of that monumental event.The coins feature the heroes of the Abolition of Slavery movement on one side and the issuing nations' coats of arms on the other. Included is Olaudah Equiano #also known as Gustavus Vassa# on the Benin coin. William Wilburforce is on the Burkina Faso coin. The seal of the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade is on the Ivory Coast coin. Frederick Douglas is pictured on the Mali coin [this coin]. Senegal pictures Fran�ois-Dominique Toussaint Louverture. Togo honors French abolitionist Victor Schoelcher. Because the members of the West African States [7 in 2007] utilize a common currency, they have issued few coins under their own name. In the mean time another, as yet not fully recognized, state has joined the West African States, Guinea-Bissau.
Joseph [Joe] Lang of Steve Album coins [The specialist dealer for Islamic coins], there is a "JL" in the obverse field. He said all seven types for countries in the West African Monetary Union were given their own designs to present to officials in those countries. They were given the opportunity to celebrate with this NCLT the English abolition of slavery in 1807, like Great Britain had. They all declined!

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2007  850 Proof

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