500 Francs Independence

500 Francs (Independence) - obverse500 Francs (Independence) - reverse

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Issuer Dahomey (Benin)
Period Republic (1960-1975)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1971
Value 500 Francs
Currency CFA Franc (1971)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 25.20 g
Diameter 41 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 34736
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 3,
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.
Schön# 3
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

10th Anniversary of Independence - Ouémé Woman


Coat of arms of Dahomey divides country name, date above, denomination below and fineness near the rim.

Script: Latin

1er Août 1970 10ème Anniversaire


A woman of Ouémé in native dress facing right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: FEMME OUÉMÉ




1 AR Numismatica Italiana, Arezzo, Italy (1926-date)


KM# 3.1 Hallmark "1000" lower right of "FRANCS"

KM# 3.2 Hallmark "1000" and mint mark lower right of "FRANCS"

Hallmark "999,9" lower right of "CFA"

Hallmark "999,9" lower right of "FRANCS"

Hallmark "999,9" under "500"

Hallmark "999,9" under "CFA"

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1971  0% Hallmark "999,9" lower right of "CFA", Proof
1971  3% Hallmark "999,9" lower right of "FRANCS", Proof
1971  0% Hallmark "999,9" under "500", Proof
1971  3% Hallmark "999,9" under "CFA", Proof
1971  5 550 $ 110 58% KM#3.1 Hallmark "1000" lower right of "FRANCS", Proof
1971 1 AR 36% KM#3.2 Hallmark "1000" and mint mark lower right of "FRANCS", Proof

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