100 Francs CFA Great Barrier Reef

Features

Issuer Central African Republic
Period Republic (1979-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 100 Francs CFA
100 XAF = USD 0.17
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# 161531
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 18
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Great Barrier Reef

Series: World Wide Fund for Nature

Obverse

Coat of Arms, denomination below.

Script: Latin

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

Translation:
Central African republic
All people are people

Reverse

Colored Great Barrier Reef, colored Angelfish to the left, Sea horse to the right.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
GRANDE BARRIÈRE DE CORAIL
WWF
2015

Translation:
Great Barrier Reef
WWF

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is home to a great variety of marine life.
The world-famous Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the largest coral reef on Earth and one of the Seven Wonders of Nature. It can be seen from space with the naked eye and consists of more than 3,000 individual reef systems and hundreds of tropical islands. Unfortunately, the reef keeps losing more and more corals and has become an endangered ecosystem. The main reasons for this include global warming, as well as the acidification of the oceans.
The Great Barrier Reef deserves protection not only because of its corals but also because the rich marine fauna that lives there. Each year, the underwater world attracts millions of tourists. This silver plated, partially colored copper coin shows a small portion of the fascinating sea creatures of the reef.

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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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