Africa, Benin, Earth, Western Africa

Benin – 500 Francs – Year 1994

Benin CFA franc
Benin CFA franc

This CFA franc originates in Benin.  The country code on the front of the banknote, top right corner and lower left, indicates this.  The country codes are as follows: A – Ivory Coast; B – Benin; C – Burkina Faso; D – Mali; H – Niger; K –  Senegal; T – Togo; S Guinea-Bissau.1

The first two digits of the serial number indicate the year the banknote was issued.  This banknote was issued in 1994.

The CFA franc began on December 26, 1945.2

Footnotes

  1. West African CFA franc Wikipedia
  2. A Brief History of the CFA franc, African Business Magazine

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