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The CFA franc was introduced in 1945. It replaced the French Equatorial African franc. The Central African franc is the currency of six independent states in Central Africa: Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea & Gabon. In 1947, the franc was issued in denominations of 5,10,20,50,100 & 1000. In 1949 the 'Bank of Central African States' issued the 500 francs. In 1952, the 5000 francs followed. A change in 1957 led to the 'Institut d'Emission de l'Afrique Equatoriale et du Cameroun' issuing all the previous denominations except for the 5000 franc note. Another change in 1961 meant that 100 francs and smaller denominations ceased to be printed. In 1963, the bank name changed to 'Banque Centrale des Etats de l'Afrique Equatoriale' 10,000 franc notes were issued in 1968, whilst the 100 franc notes were replaced by coins in 1971. In 1975, the bank name changed again to 'Banque des Etats de l'Afrique Centrale', and the individual states had banknotes issued with an identification letter to distinguish between the different States. 1994 series: C- Congo, E- Cameroon, F- Central African Republic, L-Gabon, N-Equatorial Guinea, P-Chad. 2002 series: A-Gabon, C-Chad, F-Equatorial Guinea, M-Central African Republic, T-Congo, U- Cameroon.
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