• 100 Francs 1975, KM# 10, Mali, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • 100 Francs 1975, KM# 10, Mali, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Description

Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa. Its capital is Bamako. The sovereign state of Mali consists of eight regions and its borders on the north reach deep into the middle of the Sahara Desert, while the country's southern part, where the majority of inhabitants live, features the Niger and Senegal rivers. The country's economy centers on agriculture and mining. Some of Mali's prominent natural resources include gold, being the third largest producer of gold in the African continent, and salt.

Present-day Mali was once part of three West African empires that controlled trans-Saharan trade: the Ghana Empire (for which Ghana is named), the Mali Empire (for which Mali is named), and the Songhai Empire.

Engraver: Raymond Joly

Obverse

Depicts three ears of corn surrounded by the inscription "Let's improve the production".

DEVELOPPONS LA PRODUCTION

Reverse

Value flanked by triangles with date below.

Mintmark: Cornucopia (Paris Mint)

Engraver's general privy mark: Owl (Raymond Joly, 1958-1974)

BANQUE CENTRALE DU MALI
100
FRANCS
1975

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27.8 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Paris Mint (A)

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