Just a few coins

There are no circulation coins directly attributable to Niger. There are just a few non-circulating legal tender coins for the Niger, these were a series of gold and silver proof coins in the 1960’s.

Niger 50 Francs 1968 - trial in Bronze
The 50 Francs 1968 was one of the Gold coins of Niger - this is a trial piece in Bronze of that Gold type. (Image from Cliff Anderson.)

The currency used in Niger 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.


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