Banque de l'Afrique Occidentale

Founded in 1903 in Dakar, Senegal to succeed the Banque du Senegal, the BAO was the central bank for the French West Africa. The BAO continued its to function until 1955, when it transitioned responsibility to the Institut d'Emission de l'A.O.F. et du Togo. In 1959, this function was then succeeded by the Banque Centrale des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest.

French West Africa

P.5Bc (BNB BAO B2Df2)

5 Francs, Lion, Local Artwork, Arab Text

Imp BdF
1926.2.17

Florian, E. SC
Desfontaines, B. DEL

French West Africa

P.9Bc

50 Francs, Elephant head and trees, Arab Text

Imp BdF
1929.3.14

Duval, G. FEC
Florian, E. SC
Desfontaines, B. DEL

French West Africa

P.21 (BNB BAO B8g)

5 Francs, Local with Coffee Plants, Weaving Cloth

Imp BdF
1938.3.10

Laurent, S. FEC

French West Africa

P.25 (BNB BAO B12c)

5 Francs, Local with Coffee Plants, Weaving Cloth

Imp BdF: Light Blue Numerals
1942.5.6

Laurent, S. FEC

French West Africa

P.26 (BNB BAO B13a)

5 Francs, Local with Coffee Plants, Weaving Cloth

Imp BdF: Red Numerals
1943.3.2

Laurent, S. FEC

French West Africa

P.27 (BNB BAO B14a)

25 Francs, Touareg Horseman, Lion

Imp BdF
1942.1.9

Laurent, S. FEC
Deloche, E. (F), Hourriez (B) SC

French West Africa

P.36 (BNB BAO B20j)

5 Francs, Women with Pottery, Men Poling Boats

Imp BdF
1951.10.2

Laurent, S. FEC
Hourriez (F), Chapon, A. (B) SC

French West Africa

P.37 (BNB BAO B21k)

10 Francs, Bow Hunting, Antelope

Imp BdF
1953.4.10

Laurent, S. FEC
Armanelli, R. (F), Tison, Magd. (B) SC

French West Africa

P.38 (BNB BAO B22k)

25 Francs, African Woman, Man with Zebu

Imp BdF
1952.12.19

Laurent, S. FEC
Chapon, A. (F), Régnier, G. (B) SC

French West Africa

P.39

50 Francs, Marketplace, Man with Bananas

Imp BdF
1944.9.27

Laurent, S. FEC
Armanelli, R. (F), Tison, M. (B) SC

French West Africa

P.40

100 Francs, Woman with Fruit Bowl, Family

Imp BdF
3/8/1951

Laurent, S. FEC
Chapon, A. (F), Beltrand, G. (B) SC

French West Africa

P.41

500 Francs, Woman with French Flag, Colonial Soldiers

Imp BdF
11/21/1953

Laurent, S. FEC
Régnier, G. (F), Beltrand, G. (B) SC

French West Africa

P.42

1000 Francs, Woman and Jugs, Gazelles, Woman in Native Costume of Upper-Guinea

Imp BdF
1950.9.18

Laurent, S. FEC
Piel, J.+Beltrand, G. (F), Rita+Clément, C. (B) SC

French West Africa

P.43

5000 Francs, France with African Women, Man Playing Harp

Imp BdF
1950.12.22

Laurent, S. FEC
Piel, J.+Beltrand, G. (F), Chapon, A. (B) SC

French West Africa

P.45 (BNB IDE B2a)

50 Francs, African Girls, Dancer

Imp BdF
ND (1956)

Cras, Monique FEC

French West Africa

P.46 (BNB IDE B3b)

100 Francs, Woman with Braids

Imp BdF
5/20/1957

Serveau, C. FEC
Beltrand, C. (F), Baudier (B) SC