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.