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500 Francs

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Features

Country Central African States
Period Bank of Central African States (1973-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 2002
Value 500 Francs
500 XAF = 0.89 USD
Currency CFA franc (Bank of Central African States, 1973-date)
Composition Paper
Size 130 × 70 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 206
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

School scene with 4 students at center facing a chalkboard; student wearing yellow shirt at right facing left.

Lettering:
BANQUE DES ÉTATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE
CINQ CENTS FRANCS

Translation:
Bank of the Central African Sates
Five Hundred Francs

Reverse

Village scene with woman standing before hut at left center with another hut and goat in background.

Lettering:
Banque des États de L'Afrique Centrale
Cinq cents Francs
Les auteurs ou complices de falsification ou de contrefaçon de billets de banque seront punis conformement aux lois en et actes en vigueur.

Translation:
Bank of the Central African Sates
Five Hundred Francs
The authors or accomplices of falsification or counterfeit of banknotes will be punished in accordance with the laws in and acts in force.

Comments

Pick separates these issues according to the issuing countries, identified by the country codes appearing on the banknotes:

  • P#106T - Republic of Congo
  • P#206U - Cameroon
  • P#306M - Central African Republic
  • P#406A - Gabon
  • P#506F - Equatorial Guinea
  • P#606C - Chad

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2002  21% A (Gabon) - P#406Aa - Signatures Mamalepot & Aleka-Rybert
2002  0.9% A (Gabon) - P#406Ab - Signatures Andzembe & Aleka-Rybert
2002  4% A (Gabon) - P#406Ac - Signatures Abaga-Nchama & Aleka-Rybert
2002  3% C (Chad) - P#606C(n/a) - Signatures Tolli & Aleka-Rybert
2002  8% C (Chad) - P#606Ca - Signatures Mamalepot & Aleka-Rybert
2002  0% C (Chad) - P#606Cb - Signatures Andzembe & Aleka-Rybert
2002  4% C (Chad) - P#606Cc - Signatures Abaga-Nchama & Aleka-Rybert
2002  9% F (Equatorial Guinea) - P#506Fa - Signatures Mamalepot & Aleka-Rybert
2002  0.9% F (Equatorial Guinea) - P#506Fb - Signatures Andzembe & Aleka-Rybert
2002  4% F (Equatorial Guinea) - P#506Fc - Signatures Abaga-Nchama & Aleka-Rybert
2002  8% M (Central African Republic) - P#306Ma - Signatures Mamalepot & Aleka-Rybert
2002  0.9% M (Central African Republic) - P#306Mb - Signatures Andzembe & Aleka-Rybert
2002  1.7% M (Central African Republic) - P#306Mc - Signatures Abaga-Nchama & Aleka-Rybert
2002  14% T (Republic of Congo) P#106Ta - Signatures Mamalepot & Aleka-Rybert
2002  5% T (Republic of Congo) P#106Tb - Signatures Andzembe & Aleka-Rybert
2002  6% T (Republic of Congo) P#106Tc - Signatures Abaga-Nchama & Aleka-Rybert
2002  8% U (Cameroon) P #206Ue - Signatures Toli & Meke
2002  13% U (Cameroon) P#206Ua - Signatures Mamalepot & Akumchi-Awa
2002  7% U (Cameroon) P#206Ub - Signatures Mamalepot & [...]
2002  4% U (Cameroon) P#206Uc - Signatures Andzembe & [...]
2002  3.56 14% U (Cameroon) P#206Ud - Signatures Abaga-Nchama & Meke
2002  3% U (Cameroon) P#206Ud2 - Signatures Abaga-Nchama & Meke (Paper/polymer hybrid substrate)

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