25 Francs, French West Africa, 1942

25 Francs, French West Africa, 1942

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
date made
1942
place used
French West Africa
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7.1 cm x 12 cm x.01 cm; 2 25/32 in x 4 23/32 in x in
ID Number
2016.0226.33
catalog number
2016.0226.33
accession number
2016.0226
serial number
0450609
Credit Line
Collected by Richard Doty
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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