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Benin coins catalog with values

 

In the Middle Ages, the territory of present-day Benin was home to the Kingdom of Dahomey.

In 1862, France declared Porto Novo, whose king was a tribute of the King of Dogomey, a protectorate. Dahomey recognized this fact in 1890. The territory of Porto Novo became known as French Benin.
In 1882 the whole of Dahomey became a French protectorate, and in 1894 the country was completely invaded by the French and the king was sent into exile.

In 1946, Dahomey was granted the status of an overseas territory of France.
On December 4, 1958, Dahomey became a republic within the French Community.
On August 1, 1960, independence was proclaimed.
On November 30, 1975, Dahomey was renamed the People's Republic of Benin.
Since 1990, the word "People's" has been dropped from the country's official name; it is now simply "Republic of Benin".

Benin uses the West African CFA franc as its currency.

 

 

Republic of Benin (since 1990)

Franc CFA=100 centimes

coin Benin 1500 francs 2003
1500 francs (1 africa) 2003

copper-nickel
1 AFRICA / EMISSION MONETARIRE DE L'INSTITUT DE DEVELOPPEMENT DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST IDAO
1500 CFA AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST 2003 EMISSION BENINOISE
Value - 7-8 USD

 

 

 

 

 

Coins of Benin in the catalog are presented divided by historical periods, indicating the main characteristics and differences by type.
Inside the sections, the coins are sorted by denomination - from large to small.
The cost of the coin is approximate and is indicated specifically for the coin shown in the picture. You can use this price to evaluate similar coins (of the same type), but remember that the value is affected by many factors, such as the state of preservation and the date of minting. The cost of coins of the same type can vary greatly depending on the number of surviving copies.
Coins of Benin presented on this page are not sold or bought - this is only a catalog.