10 000 Francs Independence

Features

Issuer Dahomey (Benin)
Period Republic (1960-1975)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1971
Value 10000 Francs (10 000)
Currency CFA Franc (1971)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 35.55 g
Diameter 41 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 43822
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 8,
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# 7
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 - Hippopotamus

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
10.000
FRANCS
CFA
900

Reverse

Four hippos in and next to the water.

Script: Latin

Lettering: HIPPOPOTAME

Edge

Reeded

Mint

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

Comments


Hallmark "900" below "CFA"


Hallmark "900" lower right of "FRANCS"


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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1971  Hallmark "900" below "CFA", Proof
1971  470 Hallmark "900" lower right of "FRANCS", Proof
1971 1 AR Hallmark "900" and mint mark right of "CFA", Proof

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