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500 Francs CFA

500 Francs CFA -  obverse500 Francs CFA -  reverse

© Dario Silva Collection

Features

Country Western African States (BCEAO)
Period Central Bank of West African States (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2003-2010
Value 500 Francs CFA
500 XOF = 0.85 USD
Currency CFA franc (1958-date)
Composition Bimetallic: copper-nickel center in brass ring
Weight 10.6 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 15,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 25
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Denomination

Lettering:
UNION MONÉTAIRE OUEST AFRICAINE
500
FCFA
- 2005 -

Translation:
West African Monetary Union
500

Engraver: Matthew Bonaccorsi

Reverse

Sawfish

Lettering: BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST

Translation: Central Bank of [the] West African States

Engraver: Raymond Joly

Raymond Joly, born February 4, 1911 in the 18th district of Paris, and died June 18, 2006, is a French sculptor, coin engraver and medalist.

Edge

Reeded and smooth segments

500 Francs CFA -  obverse

© ZacUK

Mints

Royal Mint, London, United Kingdom
Monnaie de Paris, Pessac, France

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2003  1.11 2.22 2.98 2.98 4.44 41% British Royal Mint
2004  27,000,000 2.10 2.75 8.62 30% Monnaie de Paris, Pessac
2005  1.46 1.92 3.38 3.40 11.11 41% British Royal Mint
2005  6% Medal Alignment
2005  2% On 29mm flan; plain edge
2010  0.41 8% British Royal Mint

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