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100 Francs 1950, French West Africa

in Krause book Number: 40
Years of issue: 22.12.1950
Edition: --
Signatures: Le Président: M. de Coppet, Le Directeur Gal: E. Poilay
Serie: Banque de l'Afrique Occidentale
Specimen of: 10.05.1945
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 161 х 91
Printer: National printing office, Paris

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100 Francs 1950




The African men.


100 Francs 1950

Half-naked woman with a bowl of fruit. In a bowl - corn, a sprig of coffee fruit, bananas.

Around - numerous flowers, among which clearly visible corn (mais), pineapples and banana plants.

The exact definition of flowers is being carried out by me at the present time.

Denomination in numeral and in words are in top left corner, in numeral - in top right corner.


100 Francs 1950

Family of three is in the foreground.


On background are the cattle N'Dama. They are a breed of cattle from West Africa, of the Bos taurus-type. Other names for them include Boenca or Boyenca (Guinea-Bissau), Fouta Jallon, Fouta Longhorn, Fouta Malinke, Futa, Malinke, Mandingo (Liberia), N'Dama Petite (Senegal). Originating in the Guinea highlands they are also found in southern Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. They are trypanotolerant, allowing them to be kept in tsetse fly infested areas.

In lower right corner is logo of the Banque de L'Afrique Occidentale.

Denominations in numerals are in top right and left corners.


Designer: Sébastien Laurent.

Obverse engraver: A. Chapon

Reverse engraver: G. Beltrand.