West African States new sig/date (2019) 2,000-franc note (B122Ts) confirmed

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Like B122Tr, but new signature and date (2019).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States adopt eco as common currency to be introduced in 2020

According to a CNN article dated 1 July 2019, the Economic Community of West African States (consisting of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo) has adopted the name “eco” for a planned single currency to be used in the region. Originally intended to be launched in 2000, the common currency has been postponed multiple times, and the newest target date is 2020.

West African States Togo new date (2018) 5,000-franc note (B123Tr) confirmed

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Like B123Tq, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new sig/date (2016) 5,000-franc note (B123Tp) confirmed

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Like B123To, but new date (2016) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.



West African States chapter of The Banknote Book is now available


The West African States chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers.


This 30-page catalog covers notes issued by Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (Central Bank of the West African States) from 1959 to present. Published 28 August 2015.

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  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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West African States Togo new sig/date (2019) 1,000-franc note (B121Ts) confirmed

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Like B121Tr, but new date (2019) and new signatures (Wadagni/Koné).

Courtesy of Jerôme Deschamps (www.jeromecollection.com).

West African States new date (2018) 10,000-franc note (B124Tr) confirmed

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Like B124Tq, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.