(franc = 100 centimes)

79-XOF

         The CFA franc (in French: franc CFA, "céfa", or just franc colloquially) is a currency used in 12 formerly French-ruled African countries, as well as in Guinea-Bissau (a former Portuguese colony) and in Equatorial Guinea (a former Spanish colony). The ISO currency codes are XAF for the Central African and XOF for the West African CFA .

         It has a fixed exchange rate to the euro: 100 CFA francs = 1 French (nouveau) franc = 0.152449 euro; or 1 euro = 655.957 CFA francs.

         Although Central African CFA francs and West African CFA francs have the same monetary value against other currencies, Western coins and banknotes are not accepted in countries using Central African CFA francs, and vice versa.

(West Africa franc)

Text Box: Import / Export restrictions:
	Foreign currency:
  In: free, must declare if re-export intended
 Out: if more than equiv of 250 000 CFA(381ˆ)-previous declaration 
	Local currency:
  In: free up to 250 000 CFA
 Out: free up to 250 000 CFA

NOTES in circulation (2003)

COINS in circulation

out of circulation !!!!

Oval: to the rates

 

NOTES and COINS we buy

buy / sell

% fixing

Valid till:

Notes

XOF 1 000, 2000, 5000, 10 000 (2003)

xx / xx %

in circulation

older notes (serie 1992 and older) were exchangeable till 18.2.2005 !!!!!!

 

worthless !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coins

5,10,25,50,100,500  francs  (1960+)(but not all of them-look at the pictures)  

xx / xx %

in circulation

 

 

 

 

Senegal

Guinea-Bissau

Mali

Cote d`Ivoire

Burkina Faso

Togo

Benin

Niger

10 000 XOF (2003)(74*145mm)

5 000 XOF (2003)

2 000 XOF (2003)

1 000 XOF (2003)

500 FCFA(2003)

200 FCFA(2003)

250 francs

100 francs (1967+)

50 francs (1972+)

25 francs(1980+)

10 francs (1981+)

5 francs (1960+)

1 francs(1976-95)(out of circulation)