• 25 Francs 1958, KM# 12, Cameroon
  • 25 Francs 1958, KM# 12, Cameroon
Description

French Equatorial Africa (French: Afrique équatoriale française), or the AEF, was the federation of French colonial possessions in Central Africa, extending northwards from the Congo River to the Sahara, and comprising what are today the countries of Chad, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon.

Engraver: Gabriel Bernard Lucien Bazor

Obverse

Depicts a logo of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC): three busts of kudu left above high grass, surrounded by the inscriptions "French Equatorial Africa" and "Currency Institute", country name and date below.

The kudus are two species of antelope of the genus Tragelaphus. The name of the animal was imported into English in the 18th century from isiXhosa iqhude, via Afrikaans koedoe part zebra part deer.

AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE
INSTITUT D'EMISSION
G.B.L.BAZOR
1958
CAMEROUN

Reverse

Denomination within a wreath of different crops. Mintmark on the left side of the face value, on the right side of the face value engraver general's privy mark.

Mintmark of the Paris Mint: Cornucopia

Engraver general's privy mark: wing (1931-57, Lucien Bazor)

25
FRANCS

Edge

25 Francs

French Equatorial Africa
KM# 12
Characteristics
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 7.9 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Paris Mint (A)

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