After Germany occupied France during the Second World War, the new Vichy government issued banknotes for their colonies in French West Africa. Colonial currencies made it easier for the French to trade, collect taxes, and demonstrate their political authority in the region.
One (1) 25 franc note
French West Africa, 1942
Obverse Image: Portrait of a young woman.
Obverse Text: L / BANQUE DE L'AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE / 25 / VINGT . CINQ FRANCS / 0450609 / 25 / LE SECRETAIRE GENERAL / LE CONTROLEUR GENERAL / L'ARTICLE 139 DU CODE PENAL PUNIT DES TRAVAUX FORCES A PERPETUITE LE CONTREFACTEUR / E.A. WRIGHT BANK NOTE CO. PHILA.
Reverse Image: Palm trees with an airplane in the background.
Reverse Text: BANQUE DE L'AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE / VINGT . CINQ FRANCS / 14 DECEMBRE 1942 / 25 / E.A. WRIGHT BANK NOTE CO. PHILA.
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