5 Francs CFA

5 Francs CFA -  obverse5 Francs CFA -  reverse

Obverse © nordboutik59 - Reverse © Jérémy Pureur

Features

Issuer Central African States
Period Bank of Central African States (1973-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1973-2003
Value 5 Francs CFA
5 XAF = USD 0.0086
Currency CFA franc (Bank of Central African States, 1973-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 3 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.47 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 1803
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 7,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 18
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Giant Elands with the date below

Lettering:
BANQUE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE
2003

Translation:
Bank of the Central African States
2003

Engravers: Robert Cochet , d'après, Gabriel Bernard, Lucien Bazor

Robert Cochet was a French artist medal engraver, born in 1903. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and specialised in creating designs for medals, coinage and small works in bronze.

Reverse

Denomination within a wreath

Lettering:
5
FRANCS

Engravers: Robert Cochet , d'après, Gabriel Bernard, Lucien Bazor

Robert Cochet was a French artist medal engraver, born in 1903. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and specialised in creating designs for medals, coinage and small works in bronze.

Edge

Smooth

Mint

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1973  26 000 000 $ 0.34 $ 0.75 $ 1.13 11% owl mark
1975  26 010 000 $ 0.34 $ 0.77 $ 1.01 $ 1.15 33% dolphin mark
1976  6 000 000 $ 0.45 8% dolphin mark
1977  8 000 000 $ 0.35 $ 1.13 13% dolphin mark
1978  13 300 000 $ 0.34 $ 0.45 $ 1.02 $ 2.83 17% dolphin mark
1979  8 700 000 $ 0.51 $ 0.64 8% dolphin mark
1980  1 000 000 1.8% dolphin mark
1981  9 500 000 $ 0.42 $ 0.64 8% dolphin mark
1982  7 000 000 $ 0.57 $ 0.58 6% dolphin mark
1983  37 000 000 $ 0.78 $ 1.13 $ 1.34 27% dolphin mark
1984  16 200 000 6% dolphin mark
1985  17 000 000 $ 0.57 $ 0.98 $ 1.95 10% dolphin mark
1992  8 500 000 $ 0.62 $ 2.26 7% dolphin mark
1996  3 500 000 $ 1.12 1.6% bee mark
1998  13 000 000 $ 0.57 $ 1.58 7% bee mark
2003  20 000 000 $ 0.57 $ 0.95 $ 1.13 $ 2.14 13% heart mark

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