206B

WEST AFRICAN STATES - Bénin

Value

500 Francs

Issued by

Banque Centrale des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest

Code Letter

B

Date

1981-1990
for a similar earlier note (1979 & 1980) see WEST AFRICAN STATES P-205B


 Zebus, man

 Date palm, farm

206Ba

1988
signatures: A. Kone & A. Fadiga

Remark:
This signature combination has appeared on two separate occasions because A. Kone served twice as President of the Council of Ministers:
first for a brief period in 1977, and then for a full term in 1988-89. This causes confusion over catalog listings, which are in signature order. The 1988-89 signature Kone/Fadiga issues thus precedes the 1981 signature Ky/Fadiga notes in the catalog, which is contrary to the real chronology.


206Bb

1981
10 digits serial # (Printer: Banque de France)
signatures: E. Ky & A. Fadiga


206Bcx

1981
9 digits serial #
first three digits "000" (Printer: Oberthur, France)*
signatures: E. Ky & A. Fadiga

* When Oberthur started producing the 500 and 1.000 Francs notes dated 1981, the print rotors for the first three digits of the serial number were stuck on zero. At least half of these denominations dated 1981 are error notes with the first three digits of the serial number as zeros.
(not listed in catalog)


206Bg

1984
signatures: B. Adji & A. Fadiga


206Bc

1981
9 digits serial # (Printer: Oberthur, France)
signatures: E. Ky & A. Fadiga


206Bd

1982
signatures: E. Ky & A. Fadiga


206Be

1981
signatures: Moussa Tondi & A. Fadiga


206Bf

1983
signatures: Moussa Tondi & A. Fadiga


206Bh

1984
signatures: M. Toure & A. Fadiga


206Bi

1985
signatures: M. Toure & A. Fadiga


206Bj

1986
signatures: Komla Alipui & A. Fadiga


206Bk

1987
signatures: Komla Alipui & A. Fadiga


206Bl

1989
signatures: A. Kone & Alassane Ouattara


206Bm

1990
signatures: Idelphonse Lemon & Alassane Ouattara


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