Just a few coins
There are no circulation coins directly attributable to Ivory Coast.
The West African States coins are used in circulation there. The only non-circulating
legal tender coins for the Ivory Coast were a short series of gold and
silver proof coins in 1966. Ivory Coast had attained independence from
France on 7th August 1960.
One of the few coins issued by the government of Ivory Coast. (Image from Cliff Anderson)
The currency used in Ivory Coast is a common currency - the “CFA Franc (West)”.
The “CFA Franc (West)” is the common currency of Benin, Burkina Faso,
Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo. These eight
countries form the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), whose
common central bank is the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO).
The coins circulating in these countries are issued by the BCEAO are are
inscribed in French “BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L’AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST”.
The catologues list these coins under “West African States” for which there
is a separate section here too.
WEST AFRICAN STATES
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