• 50 Francs 1990-1994, KM# 16, Comoros
  • 50 Francs 1990-1994, KM# 16, Comoros
Description

The Comoros is an island country in the Indian Ocean located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa between northeastern Mozambique, the French region of Mayotte, and northwestern Madagascar. The capital and largest city in Comoros is Moroni.

It became part of the French colonial empire at the end of 19th century before becoming independent in 1975. Since declaring independence, the country has experienced more than 20 coups d'état or attempted coups, with various heads of state assassinated.

Obverse

Depicts Badjanani Mosque or Ancienne Mosquée de Vendredi (old Friday mosque), which is the oldest mosque in the Medina (the historic centre of Moroni). It was originally built in 1427, and a minaret was added in 1921.

Inscription "Bank of Comoros" in Arabic above, engraver's initials below.

Engravers: Robert Cochet

‎بـنـك ي طعٮ ى
CR

Reverse

Depicts a crescent with four five-pointed stars above denomination, date below.

The four stars symbolize the four islands of the Comoros. The star and crescent symbol stands for Islam, which is the nation's major religion.

Date surrounded by the Paris Mint mark (Cornucopia, left) and engraver general's privy mark (Bee, Pierre Rodier, 1994, right).

50
FRANCS
1994
BANQUE CENTRALE DES COMORES

Edge

50 Francs

KM# 16
Characteristics
Material Nickel
Weight 6.03 g
Diameter 24.1 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Paris Mint (A)

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