This week we are traveling to Central Africa and taking a look at the Republic of Congo (Central African States) 1,000 CFA Franc p102Cg 2000. This note is stunning, and gives a glimpse into the culture and exports of Central African States.

Central African States CFA Franc is the currency of six countries in Central Africa including Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. CFA stands for Coopération Financière en Afrique centrale (Financial Cooperation in Central Africa). Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo and Gabon were all French colonies or territories who continued to use the CFA Franc after their independence. However, Equatorial Guinea was a Spanish colony that adopted the CFA Franc in 1985. The CFA Franc is supported by the French Treasury and has a fixed exchange rate.

This 1,000 Franc note features French text. The front of the note displays flowers, a map of the central African countries, three woman and one boy harvesting coffee beans with a basket, and the head of a young man. Coffee and wood being two of the biggest exports that come out of Central African States. The back of the note features a carved Bakele mask, five men standing out on a raft of Okoume logs in a river, a forest, and a truck loaded with logs. Okoume wood comes from the tree Aucoumea klaineana, and is commonly used for veneers and is often processed into plywood.

It is a show stopping note with its beautiful red, green and yellow colors, and detailed pictures. The Republic of the Congo (Central African States) note would be a great addition to anyone’s collection.

Country: Congo Republic
Denomination: 1,000 Francs
Pick #: 102Cg
Year: 2000
Grade: UNC (printed on thinner paper)
Other Info: Printed on Thinner paper than other countries banknotes
Coloration: Multicolored
Depictions: Young Man; Harvesting coffee beans in background; map; Forest Harvesting; Bakele Wood Mask
Note Size: 5 3/4″ x 3″
Continent: Africa
Watermark: Young Man