GUINEA

Two Coins from Guinea

The first coins of Guinea were the 1959 dated series of denominations 5, 10 and 25 Francs; the coins of the second series were dated 1962 and were 1, 5, 10 and 25 Francs. All seven types include one of three portraits of Ahmed Sékou Touré, the country’s first President. Below are the 25 Francs of each of these two series.

Guinea 25 Francs 1959
Guinea 25 Francs 1959


Included on the Guinea 25 Francs 1959, as on all three types of 1959, is the date “2nd October 1958”. This was the date on which Guinea declared independence from France.

Guinea 25 Francs 1959
Guinea 25 Francs 1962

Included on the Guinea 25 Francs 1962, as on all four types of 1962, is the date “1st March 1960”. This was the date on which the Central Bank of Guinea was established and the day on which Guinea withdrew from the Franc zone.
 

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Added "Two Coins from Guinea" at May-2013.