After Germany occupied France during the Second World War, the Free French government in exile in French Equatorial Africa issued their own banknotes to signal their political authority in the region and independence from occupied France.
One (1) 5 franc note
French Equatorial Africa, 1941
Obverse Image: Man in center, facing forward.
Obverse Text: 5 / AFRIQUE FRANCAISE LIBRE / POUR LE CONSEIL DE DEFENSE / LE DIRECTEUR FINANCIER / A/I 616345 / CINQ FRANCS
Reverse Image: Man weaving.
Reverse Text: AFRIQUE FRANCAISE LIBRE / 5 / L'ARTICLE 139 DU CODE PENAL PUNIT DES TRAVAUX FORCES CEUX QUI AURONT CONTREFAIT OU FALSIFIE LES BILLETS DE BANQUES AUTORISEES PAR LA LOI
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