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2500 Francs Abolition of Slavery

2500 Francs (Abolition of Slavery) -  obverse 2500 Francs (Abolition of Slavery) -  reverse

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Features

Country ** Exonumia ** (Fantasy issues - Senegal)
Type Token
Year 2007
Value 2500 Francs (2500)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 7.775 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References X# E4
Unusual World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Abolition of Slavery

Obverse

Coat of arms.

Lettering:
RÉPUBLIQUE DU SÉNÉGAL
ESSAI
2007

Reverse

Toussaint Louverture.

Lettering:
Commémoration de l'abolition de l'esclavage
Toussaint Louverture
1747-1803
JL
2500 francs

Edge

Reeded

Comments

This is one of the silver coins issued to commemorate the abolition of slavery.
Great Britain abolished the use of slavery for all the members of the West African States in the Year of our Lord, 1807. A special commemorative 2 Pounds coin was struck in 2007 to honor the fruition of that historic event.
Also, in 2007, those seven states authorized the minting (a mere 850 each!) of 27mm silver (0.25 oz. ASW) Essai coins to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of that monumental event.The coins feature the heroes of the Abolition of Slavery movement on one side and the issuing nations' coats of arms on the other. Included is Olaudah Equiano #also known as Gustavus Vassa# on the Benin coin. William Wilburforce is on the Burkina Faso coin. The seal of the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade is on the Ivory Coast coin. Frederick Douglas is pictured on the Mali coin [this coin]. Senegal pictures Fran�ois-Dominique Toussaint Louverture. Togo honors French abolitionist Victor Schoelcher. Because the members of the West African States [7 in 2007] utilize a common currency, they have issued few coins under their own name. In the mean time another, as yet not fully recognized, state has joined the West African States, Guinea-Bissau.

http://www.moneta-coins.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=1666&title=abolition-trial-2fpattern&cat=701
Joseph [Joe] Lang of Steve Album coins [The specialist dealer for Islamic coins], there is a "JL" in the obverse field. He said all seven types for countries in the West African Monetary Union were given their own designs to present to officials in those countries. They were given the opportunity to celebrate with this NCLT the English abolition of slavery in 1807, like Great Britain had. They all declined!

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2007  850

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