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10000 Francs 2002, Republic of Cameroon

in Krause book Number: 205Eg
Years of issue: 2002
Signatures: Le Gouverneur: Jean-Félix Mamalepot (in office July 1990 - April 2007), Un Censeur: Peter Akumchi Awa
Serie: Series 2002
Specimen of: 1994
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 160 x 80
Printer: Francois-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire SA, Colombes

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10000 Francs 2002




Young girl, same as on obverse.watermark

BEAC globe logo fluorescing under ultraviolet light.


10000 Francs 2002

On right side is the young girl. It is very difficult to determine her ethnic group, as such banknote design came out in a number of African countries, besides Cameroon.


Headquarters of the BEAC in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Other names - Siège Bceaec, Banque des Etates de l'Afrique Centrale, Banque Centrale des Etats de l'Afrique Equatoriale et du Cameroun.

High - 60.46 meters. Building has 16 storeys.

The Bank of Central African States (French: Banque des États de l'Afrique Centrale, BEAC) is a central bank that serves six central African countries which form the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa:

Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of the Congo.

Created by the "Monetary Cooperation Agreements" signed in Brazzaville on November 22-23, 1972 between the Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Chad on the one hand and between these States and France on the other. - Succeeds the "Central Bank of States of Equatorial Africa and Cameroon". - Headquarters in Yaoundé in January 1977.


10000 Francs 2002

Reverse of the 10,000 Francs note shows an essentially male artisanal fishing scene, made by canoes. The spoils of this fishery, materialized by a very large fish, can reflect the boom in artisanal fishing as a source of wealth for these populations. The women appear in the background, on their way to the place where the fishery products are stored. The physical description of the half-naked sinner makes it possible to visually emphasize the effort required by this activity and therefore a valorization of the virile muscular force. (

Lates niloticus

Near fishermans legs, on foreground, isThe Nile perch.

The Nile perch (Lates niloticus), also known as the African snook or the Victoria perch, is a species of freshwater fish in family Latidae of order Perciformes. It is widespread throughout much of the Afrotropical realm, being native to the Congo, Nile, Senegal, Niger and Lake Chad, Volta, Lake Turkana, and other river basins. It also occurs in the brackish waters of Lake Maryut in Egypt. The Nile perch is a fish of substantial economic and food-security importance in East Africa. Originally described as Labrus niloticus, among the marine wrasses, the species has also been referred to as Centropomus niloticus. Common names include African snook, Victoria perch (a misleading trade name, as the species is not native to Lake Victoria, though they have been introduced there), and many local names in various African languages, such as the Luo name mbuta or mputa. In Tanzania, it is called sangara, sankara, or chenku. In Francophone African countries, it is known as capitaine. Its name in the Hausa language is giwan ruwa, meaning "water elephant".

In lower left corner is an inscription:

"Les auteurs ou complices de falsification ou de contrefaçon de billets de banque seront punis conformement aux lois et actes en vigueur."

In English:

"The authors or accomplices of falsification or counterfeiting of banknotes will be punished in accordance with the laws and acts in force".


Engraver and designer: Pierrette Lambert.

Segmented 5 mm. wide security thread.