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500 Francs

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Country Central African States
Period Bank of Central African States (1973-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1993-2002
Value 500 Francs
500 XAF = 0.90 USD
Currency CFA franc (Bank of Central African States, 1973-date)
Composition Paper
Size 140 × 75 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# _01
  • 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.


Dark brown and gray on multicolor underprint.
Shepherd at right, zebus at center, map of Central African states at
lower left center.

Banque des États de l'Afrique Centrale.
Cinq Cents Francs

Bank of Central African States.
Five Hundred Francs


Baobab, antelopes and Kota mask


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#101C - Republic of Congo
  • P#201E - Cameroon
  • P#301F - Central African Republic
  • P#401L - Gabon
  • P#501N - Equatorial Guinea
  • P#601P - Chad

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1993  C (Republic of Congo) P#101Ca
1993  E (Cameroon) P#201Ea
1993  F (Central African Republic) P#301Fa
1993  L (Gabon) P#401La
1993  N (Equatorial Guinea) P#501Na
1993  P (Chad) P#601Pa
1994  C (Republic of Congo) P#101Cb
1994  E (Cameroon) P#201Eb
1994  F (Central African Republic) P#301Fb
1994  L (Gabon) P#401Lb
1994  N (Equatorial Guinea) P#501Nb
1994  P (Chad) P#601Pb
1995  C (Republic of Congo) P#101Cc
1995  E (Cameroon) P#201Ec
1995  F (Central African Republic) P#301Fc
1995  L (Gabon) P#401Lc
1995  N (Equatorial Guinea) P#501Nc
1995  P (Chad) P#601Pc
1997  C (Republic of Congo) P#101Cd
1997  E (Cameroon) P#201Ed
1997  F (Central African Republic) P#301Fd
1997  N (Equatorial Guinea) P#501Nd
1997  P (Chad) P#601Pd
1998  C (Republic of Congo) P#101Ce
1998  E (Cameroon) P#201Ee
1998  F (Central African Republic) P#301Fe
1998  P (Chad) P#601Pe
1999  C (Republic of Congo) P#101Cf
1999  E (Cameroon) P#201Ef
1999  F (Central African Republic) P#301Ff
1999  L (Gabon) P#401Lf
1999  N (Equatorial Guinea) P#501Nf
1999  P (Chad) P#601Pf
2000  C (Republic of Congo) P#101Cg
2000  E (Cameroon) P#201Eg
2000  F (Central African Republic) P#301Fg
2000  L (Gabon) P#401Lg
2000  N (Equatorial Guinea) P#501Ng
2000  P (Chad) P#601Pg
2002  C (Republic of Congo) P#101Ch
2002  E (Cameroon) P#201Eh
2002  L (Gabon) P#401Lh

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