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500 Francs

500 Francs -  obverse500 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Country Western African States (BCEAO)
Period Central Bank of West African States (1958-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1991-2003
Value 500 Francs (500 XOF)
Currency CFA franc (1958-date)
Composition Paper
Size 139 × 78 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 12-31-2004
References P# _10
  • 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

Man, flood control dam

Lettering:
500
BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST
500
CINQ CENTS FRANCS

Reverse

Farmer, tractor

Lettering:
500
BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST
500
BCEAO
LE GOUVERNEUR
LE PRESIDENT DU CONSEIL DES MINISTRES
Les auteurs ou complices de falsification ou de contrefaçon de billets de banque seront punis conformément aux lois et actes en vigueur

Comments

First two numbers of the serial number give the last two numbers of the year of issue.

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

  • P#110A - Côte d'Ivoire
  • P#210B - Benin
  • P#310C - Burkina Faso
  • P#410D - Mali
  • P#610H - Niger
  • P#710K - Senegal
  • P#810T - Togo
  • P#910S - Guinea-Bissau

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1991  A (Côte d'Ivoire)
1991  B (Benin)
1991  C (Burkina Faso) P#310Ca
1991  D (Mali)
1991  H (Niger)
1991  K (Senegal)
1991  T (Togo)
1992  A (Côte d'Ivoire)
1992  B (Benin) - Signatures: F. Korsaga & Alassane Ouattara.
1992  B (Benin) - Signatures: Idelphonse Lemon & Alassane Ouattara.
1992  C (Burkina Faso) P#310Cb
1992  D (Mali)
1992  H (Niger)
1992  K (Senegal)
1992  T (Togo)
1993  A (Côte d'Ivoire)
1993  B (Benin)
1993  C (Burkina Faso) P#310Cc
1993  D (Mali)
1993  H (Niger)
1993  K (Senegal)
1993  T (Togo)
1994  A (Côte d'Ivoire)
1994  B (Benin)
1994  C (Burkina Faso) P#310Cd
1994  D (Mali)
1994  H (Niger)
1994  K (Senegal)
1994  T (Togo)
1995  A (Côte d'Ivoire)
1995  B (Benin)
1995  C (Burkina Faso) P#310Ce
1995  D (Mali)
1995  H (Niger)
1995  K (Senegal)
1995  T (Togo)
1996  A (Côte d'Ivoire)
1996  B (Benin)
1996  C (Burkina Faso) P#310Cf
1996  D (Mali)
1996  H (Niger)
1996  K (Senegal)
1996  T (Togo)
1997  A (Côte d'Ivoire) (10 digit serial number)
1997  A (Côte d'Ivoire) (11 digit serial number)
1997  B (Benin) (10 digit serial number)
1997  B (Benin) (11 digit serial number)
1997  C (Burkina Faso) P#310Cg (10 digit serial number)
1997  C (Burkina Faso) P#310Ch (11 digit serial number)
1997  D (Mali) (10 digit serial number)
1997  D (Mali) (11 digit serial number)
1997  H (Niger (10 digit serial number)
1997  H (Niger) (11 digit serial number)
1997  K (Senegal) (10 digit serial number)
1997  K (Senegal) (11 digit serial number)
1997  S (Guinea-Bissau) (10 digit serial number)
1997  S (Guinea-Bissau) (11 digit serial number)
1997  T (Togo) (10 digit serial number)
1997  T (Togo) (11 digit serial number)
1998  A (Côte d'Ivoire)
1998  B (Benin)
1998  C (Burkina Faso) P#310Ci
1998  D (Mali)
1998  H (Niger)
1998  K (Senegal)
1998  S (Guinea-Bissau)
1998  T (Togo)
1999  A (Côte d'Ivoire) - Signatures: Idé Gnandou & Charles Konan Banny.
1999  A (Côte d'Ivoire) - Signatures: Niamien Ngoran & Charles Konan Banny
1999  B (Benin)
1999  C (Burkina Faso) P#310Cj
1999  D (Mali)
1999  H (Niger)
1999  K (Senegal)
1999  S (Guinea-Bissau)
1999  T (Togo)
2000  B (Benin)
2000  C (Burkina Faso) P#310Ck
2000  D (Mali)
2000  H (Niger)
2000  K (Senegal)
2000  S (Guinea-Bissau)
2000  T (Togo)
2001  A (Côte d'Ivoire)
2001  B (Benin)
2001  C (Burkina Faso) P#310Cl
2001  D (Mali)
2001  H (Niger)
2001  K (Senegal)
2001  S (Guinea-Bissau)
2001  T (Togo)
2002  A (Côte d'Ivoire)
2002  B (Benin)
2002  C (Burkina Faso) P#310Cm
2002  D (Mali)
2002  H (Niger)
2002  K (Senegal)
2002  S (Guinea-Bissau)
2002  T (Togo)
2003  D (Mali)

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