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Western Africa 100 Francs [solved]

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pcarey2003
Joined: 18-Sep-2013
Posts: 885
I have the following coin from Western Africa - 100 Francs:



It is dated 2002, which according to our catalogue should be KM #4, however, mine is magnetic, which would mean this one, but this is only from 2012 onwards.



Can anyone help, shed any light on which one is correct?

Thanks (in advance),
Phil :)
SpuDy
Joined: 13-May-2017
Posts: 62
Nickel is magnetic
Sjoelund
Joined: 28-Mar-2012
Posts: 1333
In other words, nickel is attracted to a magnet.....

Ole
Globetrotter
Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/
pcarey2003
Joined: 18-Sep-2013
Posts: 885
Ok, so is it simply the page for KM#4 which needs changing to read magnetic instead of non-magnetic? Can anyone else check their 100 franc coins from Western Africa from 1967-2009 to see if they are all magnetic?

Thanks.

p.s. actually I also have 2 others of these coins from 1969 and 1976 according to my coin list, so I will also pull these tonight and check if they are magnetic or not. If so I will request the change to be made. Thanks.
Essor Prof
Joined: 13-Apr-2015
Posts: 1281
Quote: "pcarey2003"​Ok, so is it simply the page for KM#4 which needs changing to read magnetic instead of non-magnetic?

​Yes, definitely. I've just checked 10 different dates between 1967 and 1980 and they are all magnetic, so it's not a surprise your 2002 is magnetic too.

Besides, other than in our catalogue, Krause 2017 says 2012 is also nickel in stead of nickel plated steel. I know the last years there are many mistakes in Krause so I don't know which one is correct:

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces53892.html

Fire Blade5
Joined: 19-Aug-2011
Posts: 245
I was going to ask the same thing. Mine is 1980 and is magnetic.

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