5000 Francs Independence


Issuer Dahomey (Benin)
Period Republic (1960-1975)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1971
Value 5000 Francs
Currency CFA Franc (1971)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 17.77 g
Diameter 31 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 43821
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 7,
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# 6
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 - Water Buffalos


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

Script: Latin

1er Août 1970 10ème Anniversaire
CFA 900


Five water buffaloes (suncerus caffer-bovidae) upon a windswept heath.

Script: Latin

Lettering: BUFFLE




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


Hallmark "900" lower left of "FRANCS"

Hallmark "900" lower right of "FRANCS", 2 beads between "A" and hallmark

Hallmark "900" lower right of "FRANCS", 3 beads between "A" and hallmark

Hallmark "900" and mint mark right of "CFA"

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1971  Hallmark "900" lower left of "FRANCS", Proof
1971  Hallmark "900" lower right of "FRANCS", 2 beads between "A" and hallmark,Proof
1971  610 Hallmark "900" lower right of "FRANCS", 3 beads between "A" and hallmark, Proof
1971 1 AR Hallmark "900" and mint mark right of "CFA", Proof

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