100 Francs CFA - Bokassa I Essai

Features

Location Central African Republic
Issuing entity Bank of Central African States
Period Empire (1976-1979)
Type Pattern
Year 1978
Value 100 Francs CFA
100 XAF = USD 0.16
Currency CFA franc (Bank of Central African States, 1973-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 7 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 176152
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# E5
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Three giant elands (Antelopes) left.

Lettering:
EMPIRE CENTRAFRICAIN
G.B.L.BAZOR
CR

Translation:
Central African Empire
G.B.L.Bazor
CR

Engravers: Gabriel Bernard, Lucien Bazor

Reverse

Denomination, date below, within circle

Lettering:
BANQUE DES ETATS DE
L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE
ESSAI
100
FRANCS
1978

Translation:
Bank of Central
African States
Pattern
100
Francs

Engravers: Gabriel Bernard, Lucien Bazor

Edge

Milled

Mint

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France (1973-date)

Comments

Emperor Bokassa Essai 100 Francs 1978 UNC, KM-E5. Colonel/President/Emperor Bokassa ruled the short-lived Empire of Central Africa, and released this Essai, with a mintage of 1,900 pieces.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1978  1 900 $ 65

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 100 Francs CFA - Bokassa I (Essai)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Francs CFA - Bokassa I (Essai)
Stacks Bowers
Collector's Choice Feb 2019 Auction
Lot 70125
Internet Archive
Feb 12, 2019 UNC
(PCGS SP66)
USD 110.00
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 100 Francs CFA - Bokassa I (Essai)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Francs CFA - Bokassa I (Essai)
Heritage Auctions
The Feeling Good Collection, Part I World and Ancient Coin Auction 271839
Lot #40138
Internet Archive
Sep 30, 2018 UNC
(PCGS SP69)
USD 74.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 100 Francs CFA - Bokassa I (Essai)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Francs CFA - Bokassa I (Essai)
Heritage Auctions
The Feeling Good Collection, Part I World and Ancient Coin Auction 271839
Lot #40139
Internet Archive
Sep 30, 2018 UNC
(PCGS SP68)
USD 43.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 100 Francs CFA - Bokassa I (Essai)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Francs CFA - Bokassa I (Essai)
Stacks Bowers
August 2018 ANA Auction
Lot 22273
Internet Archive
Aug 16, 2018 UNC
(PCGS SP69)
USD 156.00
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 100 Francs CFA - Bokassa I (Essai)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Francs CFA - Bokassa I (Essai)
Heritage Auctions
Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction 231733
Lot #63153
Internet Archive
Aug 18, 2017 UNC
(NGC MS67)
USD 132.00
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 100 Francs CFA - Bokassa I (Essai)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Francs CFA - Bokassa I (Essai)
Heritage Auctions
Lot #63194
Internet Archive
Feb 16, 2017
(NGC PF67)
USD 114.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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