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West Africa (Federation) 25 Francs  1980 to Date
West Africa (Federation) 25 Francs 1980 to Date

The unusual fish-like pattern is a 'good luck' Taku. This symbol appears on all coins from the newly federated States of West Africa. The 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100 franc coins are made of nickel and brass, so these coins are worth face value. Collectors might pay a small amount more for an uncirculated specimen.

It seems that some of these coins have two small fishes at the 1:00 position on the taku side. Other coins do not have these fish. At least for now, the presence or absence of the fish does not affect value. This can been seen by comparing auction prices on eBay.

Coin: 21042 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Carrie, Thu, 28-Apr-2016 02:09:12 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 28-Apr-2016 02:49:57 GMT
Requester description: 1990 Women on front. Back banque Centrale des etats design l'afrique de l'louest 2 fish 5 francs
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