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.
This French 200 francs which was issued in the 1980’s and early 1990’s (P156) Its tapestry like design features Montesquieu, a political philosopher living in the 18th century in the Age of Enlightenment. To the right of his portrait a female figure holding a shield representing L’Esprit des Lois,(The Spirit of the Laws) a work he published anonymously in 1748 and which influenced the Founding Fathers when they drew up the American Constitution. The back features his portrait alongside a view of the Chateau de la Brede where he was born and a statue of Scylla a reference to his publication Persian Letters. Available in Good Fine- VF.