2500 Francs Independence

Features

Issuer Dahomey (Benin)
Period Republic (1960-1975)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1971
Value 2500 Francs
Currency CFA Franc (1971)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 8.88 g
Diameter 25 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 43820
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 6,
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# 5
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 - Religious Dance

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
1971
REPUBLIQUE DU DAHOMEY
1er Août 1970 10ème Anniversaire
FRATERNITE JUSTICE TRAVAIL
2.500
FRANCS
CFA 900

Reverse

Three religious dancers.

Script: Latin

Lettering: DANSE RELIGIEUSE

Edge

Reeded

Mint

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

Comments


Hallmark "900" lower left of "FRANCS"


Hallmark "900" under "F" of "FRANCS"


Hallmark "900" lower right of "FRANCS"


Hallmark "900" lower right of "FRANCS", mint mark lower left of "FRANCS"

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1971  Hallmark "900" lower left of "FRANCS", Proof
1971  960 Hallmark "900" lower right of "FRANCS", Proof
1971  Hallmark "900" under "F" of "FRANCS", Proof
1971 1 AR Hallmark "900" lower right of "FRANCS", mint mark lower left of "FRANCS", Proof

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