West African States

West African States new sig/date (2013) notes confirmed

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500 francs. (20)13. Like unlisted notes dated (20)12, but new date and signatures.

1,000 francs. (20)13. Like P315C, but new date and signatures.

2,000 francs. (20)13. Like P316C, but new date and signatures.

5,000 francs. (20)13. Like P317C, but new date and signatures.

10,000 francs. (20)13. Like P318C, but new date and signatures.

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Courtesy of Murtaza Karimjee.

West African States new sig/date (2013) 500-franc notes confirmed

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500 francs, (20)13. Like unlisted 500-franc notes dated 2012, but new date. Confirmed with A, B, C, D, H, K, and T suffixes.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (http://www.banknoten.de).

West African States new sig/date (2012) 2,000-franc note confirmed

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2,000 francs, (20)12. Like P216B, but new date and signatures.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (http://www.banknoten.de).

West African States new sig/date (2013) 500-, 1,000-, and 2,000-franc notes confirmed

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500 francs, (20)13. Like unlisted denomination first issued in 2012, but new signatures and date.
1,000 francs, (20)13. Like P815T, but new signatures and date.
2,000 francs, (20)13. Like P816T, but new signatures and date.

All three denominations have T suffix for Togo.

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Courtesy of Chris Twining (www.pagescoinsandcurrency.com).

West African States new sig/date 5,000- and 10,000-franc notes confirmed

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5,000 francs, (20)09. Like P817T, but new date and signatures.

10,000 francs, (20)08. Like P818T, but new date and signatures.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

West African States new 500-franc note confirmed

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According to the Banque Centrale des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO), a new 500-franc note was issued 30 November 2012. This note dated (20)12 has been confirmed with suffix B for Benin, C for Burkino Faso, K for Senegal, and T for Togo, and dated (20)13 with suffix K and T.

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Courtesy of Peter Mosselberger, Dennis Zammit, Richard Miranda, Cedrian Lopez Bosch, Chris Twining (www.pagescoinsandcurrency.com), and Hartmut Fraunhoffer.

West African States new sig/date (2011) 5,000- and 10,000-franc notes confirmed

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5,000 francs (US$9.50), (20)11. Like P717K, but new date and new signatures (Tiemoko Yadé Dominique Coulibaly and José Mario Vaz).

10,000 francs (US$19), (20)11. Like P718K, but new date and new signatures (Tiemoko Yadé Dominique Coulibaly and José Mario Vaz).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Jean Leclerc.

West African States new sig/date (2012) 1,000-franc note confirmed

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1,000 francs (US$1.90), (20)12. Like P215K and P715K, but new date and new signatures (Tiéna Coulibaly and Tiémoko Meyliet Koné).

Courtesy of Jean Leclerc, Claudio Marana, and Sejin Ahn.

West African States new sig/date (2010) notes confirmed

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5,000 francs (US$10), (20)10. Like P317, but new date and signatures (Philippe Henri Dacouri Tabley and José Mario Vaz).

10,000 francs (US$20), (20)10. Like P318, but new date and signatures (Philippe Henri Dacouri Tabley and José Mario Vaz).

Courtesy of Richard Maranda and Jean Leclerc.

West African States new sig/date (2011) notes confirmed

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1,000 francs (US$2.05), (20)11. Like P315, but new date and signatures (Tiemoko Yadé Dominique Coulibaly and José Mario Vaz).

2,000 francs (US$4.10), (20)11. Like P316, but new date and signatures (Tiemoko Yadé Dominique Coulibaly and José Mario Vaz).

Courtesy of Richard Maranda and Jean Leclerc.

West African States new signature varieties confirmed


A new signature combination has been confirmed for the 1,000, 5,000, and 10,000-franc notes from the West African States. All notes are dated (20)10. The three denominations have been confirmed with the country code of D for Mali, which makes these P415, P417, and P418. The 5,000 and 10,000-franc denominations have also been confirmed with the country code of K for Senegal (P717 and P718). If anyone has this signature combination on notes with other country codes, please send scans of same.

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Courtesy of Murtaza Karimjee and Abdullah Beydoun.

West African States 10,000-franc counterfeit reported

I would like to report a counterfeit note: West African States Pick 314C 10,000 francs dated 2001.

I recently bought two pieces from a dealer at a reasonable price and later came across Burt Burson (an expert on French African notes) selling the same note as a counterfeit on eBay.

I think it is important to announce the fake ones. It will save some collectors from buying fake notes as genuine ones. Even I bought as genuine at first glance. Therefore I wrote this short warning:

COUNTERFEIT WARNING - West African States Pick 314C 10,000 francs dated 2001

  • The most eye catching difference is the silver foil segmented security thread. The actual note has a very shiny one whereas the fake note has a rather dull one.
  • The actual note has more lively and darker colors and the fake one has more pale colors and a lighter pink underprint.
  • Signatures do not match with what should be in 2001. Both sides scans of a genuine note dated 2001 are shown to show that it has a different signature for "Le Président du Conseil des Ministres."
  • Although it is a high quality counterfeit, the paper still feels not genuine with a careful touch.
  • On a genuine note, the digit four in the serial number will be closed at top, but on fake notes the top of the four is open.

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Courtesy of Ömer Yalcinkaya.