(franc = 100 centimes)

173-XAF

             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 CFA franc and XOF for the West African CFA franc.

             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, West African CFA coins and banknotes are not accepted in countries using Central African CFA francs, and vice versa.           

             The CFA franc was created on December 26, 1945, along with the CFP franc. The reason for their creation was the weakness of the French franc immediately after World War II. When France ratified the Bretton Woods Agreement in December 1945, the French franc was devalued in order to set a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar. New currencies were created in the French colonies to spare them the strong devaluation.

Correspondence between the country and the serial number

Central African States

Text Box: Import / Export restrictions:
	Foreign currency:
  In: free up to equivalent of 250 000 XAF (380ˆ) (declaration if more)
 Out: previous declaration if more then 380 ˆ
	Local currency:
  In: forbidden except between XAF countries.
 Out: forbidden except between XAF countries.
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NOTES in circulation (2002+)

older NOTES (1992-2001)

COINS in circulation (2006)

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Oval: to the rates

 

NOTES and COINS we buy

buy / sell

% fixing

Valid till:

Notes 

XAF 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000 (2002+)

xx / xx %

in circulation

XAF 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000 (1992+) 

xx / xx %

in circulation ?

older (1974+)(were exchangeable till 30.9.2006) (may go to collectors)

? / ? %

not more exchangeable !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coins

1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 500 francs (2006)

xx / xx %

in circulation

 

older 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 500 francs (1974+)

xx / xx %

in circulation?

Gabon

Equator. Guinea

Cameroon

Chad

C.Afr.Republic

Congo

Gabon

 2002(-) L

2002(+) A

Equator. Guinea

N

F

Cameroon

E

U

Chad

P

C

C.Afr.Republic

F

M

Congo

C

T

10 000 XAF (2002)

5 000 XAF (2002)

2 000 XAF (2002)

1 000 XAF (2002)

500 XAF (2002)

10 000 XAF (1994+)

5 000 XAF (1994+)

2 000 XAF (1993+)

1000 XAF (1993+)

500 XAF (1992+)

500 XAF (2006)

100 XAF (1976-84)

50 XAF (2006)

25 XAF (2006)

10 XAF (2006)

5 XAF (2006)

2 XAF (2006)

1 XAF (2006)

500 XAF (1998)

500 XAF (1976-84)

100 XAF (1996+)

50 XAF (1976+)

25 XAF (1975+)

10 XAF (1974+)

5 XAF (1973+)

1 XAF (1974+)