Africa, Burkina Faso, Earth, Western Africa

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso (2002) 5000 francs front

The capital letter “C” in the top right corner and on lower left area of our banknote is the indicator that this West Africa banknote originates in Burkina Faso.  This CFA franc is backed by the treasury of France and is a common currency for 8 West African countries.  These countries as of the date of this post are Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Togo, Guinea-Bissau, Benin, Mali, Niger and Senegal.

The artwork is striking and sets these banknotes among the most beautiful in the world.   The artist is Pierrette Lambert, who developed the art for numerous banknotes.1

In the background center is a uranium smelting plant.

Burkina Faso (2002) 5000 francs

On the reverse of our banknote we are treated to a typical local market scene.