100 Francs CFA Blue Whale

Features

Issuer Central African Republic
Period Republic (1979-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 100 Francs CFA
100 XAF = USD 0.16
Currency CFA franc (Bank of Central African States, 1973-date)
Composition Silver plated copper
Weight 25 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled, coloured
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 160505
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 19
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Blue Whale

Series: World Wide Fund for Nature

Obverse

Coat of Arms, denomination below.

Lettering:
RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE
ZO KWE ZO
UNITE DIGNITE TRAVAIL
100 FRANCS CFA

Translation:
Central African republic
All people are people

Reverse

Blue Whale, ocean in color.

Lettering:
WWF
BALAENOPTERA MUSCULUS 2015

Translation:
WWF
Blue whale 2015

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whale parvorder, Mysticeti. At up to 29.9 metres (98 ft) in length and with a maximum recorded weight of 173 tonnes (190 short tons) by feeding largely on miniscule crustaceans called krill.
It is the largest animal known to have ever existed.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  5 000 CIT Coin Invest Trust AG/B.H. Mayer, Liechtenstein.

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