detail from Cameroon 500 Francs Year 2002
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Cameroon – 500 Francs – Year 2002

Art of Cameroon 500 Francs Banknote – Year 2002 – Face and Back
Cameroon 500 Francs banknote Year 2002 , featuring school children in class
Cameroon 500 Francs Year 2002

A lovely classroom scene is featured on the obverse of our Cameroon 500 franc banknote.  It appears as if a classroom demonstration is taking place, with one student at the blackboard illustrating the alphabet to others,  How important education is!  And how commendable that education is being celebrated on our banknote.

The Central Africa CFA franc is a common currency among 6 central Africa states.  The capital “U” in the top left and right corners is what distinguishes this particular banknote as originating from Cameroon.  In 2002, the year of issuance of our banknote, (see back lower right corner), U designated Cameroon, whereas the other 5 nations are designated as follows: T – Republic of Congo, M – Central African Republic, A – Gabon, F- Equatorial Guinea, C- Chad.

Cameroon 500 Francs Banknote - Year 2002 featuring village woman and 2 hits
Cameroon 500 Francs Year 2002