These colourful 5000 francs were issued for Chad at the turn of the century in 1999. (P604e) Chad is part of the Central African States' Monetary Union. Notes are common in design for the participant countries, but a code letter on the front designates which country they were printed for. In the case of Chad, the Code letter is P. The front of these 5000 francs features a man in a hard hat while other illustrations refer to the drilling industry and the transportation of oil. The back has a wonderful rendition of the cotton harvest and market. Crisp, uncirculated and now long disappeared from circulation; £35.00 each.
Equatorial Guinea is part of the Central African States Monetary Union which has issued a common currency design for its members. In 1985, when these 500 franc notes were issued, the name of the country appeared at the top on the front. This practice was discontinued in the 1990s when a country code was added to the face of the notes and the country name removed. These 500 francs from Equatorial Guinea are dated 1985 and have an illustration of a carved figure and decorated pot on the front (P20) On the back we find a wood carver and ornate traditional masks. Uncirculated at £10.50.
A Crisp Uncirculated pair of notes issued by Ethiopia in 2009. (P47-8) The blue 5 birr references the important coffee industry on the front with and antelope and lynx on the back set against a mountainous background. The brown 10 birr shows a young girl making a straw mat on the front with a farmer in his fields with a tractor. Uncirculated Ethiopian pair.
Guinea Bissau lies between Guinea and Senegal on the ‘ bump’ of West Africa. A former Portuguese colony, Guinea Bissau issued currency in its own name until 1993. Then it became part of the West African States Monetary Union and abandoned banknotes in its own name. This quartet of notes in Crisp Uncirculated condition date from the 1990’s when Guinea Bissau still issued its own notes. Denominations included are the 50,100,500 and 1000 pesos (P10-13) A colourful Guinea Bissau Set.
Ivory Coast is part of the currency union of The West African States. This means that all the countries within that currency union issue the same banknotes. The addition of a suffix letter after the serial number then identifies which country that note was actually issued for. In the case of the Ivory Coast, the suffix letter used is A. These 1000 francs were issued over 20 years ago in 1999 (P111A) The front has a women in headscarf to the right with a vignette of dam building behind. The back has women carrying baskets to the right with carved masks to the left and a village on stilts over water in the background. Crisp A Uncirculated at the very special price of just £6.25
I’ve always liked this 1000 shilingi note issued by Kenya. (P51a) It’s dated 2010. A portrait of Jomo Kenyatta is on the front, whilst on the back there is a wonderful illustration of an elephant family. Crisp, uncirculated at £17.50.
A set of notes from Malawi - the bottom 4 denominations from the 20 to 200 kwacha. Colourful, with citizens on the front and important landmarks, buildings, flora and fauna. Wonderful Malawi set in crisp, uncirculated condition.