World Paper Money Value and Identification Guide




Paper Money Values - Central African Republic

The Central African Republic was established in 1960 when the former French colony of French Equatorial Africa achieved its independence. The country was called the Central African Empire between 1965 and 1979 after a military coup led to a change in government, with the name Central African Republic being restored in 1979. As a member of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central African States (CEMAC), the county issued paper money denominated in CFA francs between 1974 and 1992. Beginning in 1993 Central African Republic banknotes have been issued with the same designs as the other CEMAC member states, distinguished only by a letter code appearing on the notes (listed separately under Central African States).

1974-1976 Issue

Central African Republic Paper Money 500 Francs 1974
Central African Republic Paper Money 500 Francs 1974

  • Denomination: 500 Francs
  • Issue Date: 1974
  • Reference: 1
  • Authority: Banque des États de l'Afrique Centrale - République Centrafricaine
  • Printer: Banque de France
  • Front: President Jean Bédél Bokassa
  • Back: Students - Laboratory - Carvings
  • Watermark: Antelope's Head
  • Grade: Gem UNC 65 EPQ - PMG
  • Sale Date: Nov. 2019
  • Price: $799.00

Central African Republic Paper Money 1000 Francs 1974
Central African Republic Paper Money 1000 Francs 1974

  • Denomination: 1000 Francs
  • Issue Date: 1974
  • Reference: 2
  • Authority: Banque des États de l'Afrique Centrale - République Centrafricaine
  • Printer: Banque de France
  • Front: Rhinoceros - Water Buffalos - President Jean Bédél Bokassa
  • Back: Mining, Airplanes - Railroad - Carvings
  • Watermark: Antelope's Head
  • Grade: UNC - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Nov. 2019
  • Price: $615.00
  • Grade: Ungraded
  • Sale Date: Dec. 2019
  • Price: $85.30



1980-1984 Issue

Central African Republic Paper Money 500 Francs 1980
Central African Republic Paper Money 500 Francs 1980

  • Denomination: 500 Francs
  • Issue Date: 1980
  • Reference: 9a2
  • Authority: Banque des États de l'Afrique Centrale - République Centrafricaine
  • Printer: Banque de France
  • Front: Corn Growing - Woman Weaving Basket
  • Back: Carving - Students - Laboratory
  • Grade: UNC - Seller Graded
  • Note: Staple Holes
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $31.00

Central African Republic Paper Money 5000 Francs 1980
Central African Republic Paper Money 5000 Francs 1980

  • Denomination: 5000 Francs
  • Issue Date: 1980
  • Reference: 11
  • Authority: Banque des États de l'Afrique Centrale - République Centrafricaine
  • Printer: Banque de France
  • Front: Market Scene - Girl - Cattle - Baby Goat - Fruit - Cotton
  • Back: Carving - Airplane - Train Crossing Bridge - Tractor Hauling Logs - Man Smoking Pipe
  • Watermark: Woman's Head
  • Grade: Very Choice New 64 - PCGS
  • Sale Date: Feb. 2020
  • Price: $779.00
  • Grade: VF 25 EPQ - PMG
  • Sale Date: Nov. 2019
  • Price: $157.50

1983-1984 (ND) Issue

Central African Republic Paper Money 10000 Francs 1983
Central African Republic Paper Money 10000 Francs 1983

  • Denomination: 10000 Francs
  • Issue Date: 1983
  • Reference: 13a2
  • Variation: Block with one digit number
  • Authority: Banque des États de l'Afrique Centrale - République Centrafricaine
  • Printer: Banque de France
  • Front: Antelope Heads and Woman
  • Back: Workers Loading Bananas on a Truck
  • Watermark: Woman's Head
  • Signatures: Oye M'Ba & Ntoutoumé
  • Grade: F+ - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Feb. 2020
  • Price: $30.00

1985-1991 Issue

Central African Republic Paper Money 500 Francs 1987
Central African Republic Paper Money 500 Francs 1987

  • Denomination: 500 Francs
  • Issue Date: 1987
  • Reference: 14c
  • Authority: Banque des États de l'Afrique Centrale - République Centrafricaine
  • Printer: Banque de France
  • Front: Carving - Pottery
  • Back: Man Carving Mask
  • Watermark: Carving
  • Grade: Superb Gem UNC 69 EPQ - PMG
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $42.00

Central African Republic Paper Money 1000 Francs 1990
Central African Republic Paper Money 1000 Francs 1990

  • Denomination: 1000 Francs
  • Issue Date: 1986
  • Reference: 16a1
  • Authority: Banque des États de l'Afrique Centrale - République Centrafricaine
  • Printer: Banque de France
  • Front: Map - President General André Kolingba
  • Back: Elephant - Giraffes - Carving
  • Grade: F - Seller Graded
  • Note: Pinholes and soiling
  • Sale Date: Feb. 2020
  • Price: $22.16

Central African Republic Paper Money 1000 Francs 1990
Central African Republic Paper Money 1000 Francs 1990

  • Denomination: 1000 Francs
  • Issue Date: 1990
  • Reference: 16a5
  • Authority: Banque des États de l'Afrique Centrale - République Centrafricaine
  • Printer: Banque de France
  • Front: Map - President General André Kolingba
  • Back: Elephant - Giraffes - Carving
  • Grade: UNC - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $59.00