Banque des États de l'Afrique Centrale

The BEAC (Bank of the Central African States) was created on November 22, 1972 to provide monetary policy including a common banknote series for the countries of the Union Douanière et Économique de l’Afrique Centrale (UDEAC) which includes Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea. In 1999 the UDEAC was superseded by the Communauté Économique et Monétaire de l'Afrique Centrale (CEMAC). The BEAC still functions today, still issuing notes in CFA (convertible to Euro).

Cameroon

P.14 (Leclerc LK.665, BNB BC B8a)

10,000 Francs, President Amadou Ahidjo and tropical fruits

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 2, ND (1972)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Betemps SC

Cameroon

P.15a (Leclerc LK.666, BNB BEAC B1a)

500 Francs, Peulh woman, University of Yaoundé

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 3, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Jubert, J. SC

Cameroon

P.16a (Leclerc LK.670, BNB BEAC B2a)

1000 Francs, Young Peulh sheepherder, tourist camp at Bou Karou

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 5, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Cameroon

P.17b (Leclerc LK.675, BNB BEAC B3b)

5000 Francs, President Amadou Ahidjo and railroad laying machine

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 5, ND (1974)

detail

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Armanelli+Piel, J. SC

Cameroon

P.18a (Leclerc LK.678, BNB BEAC B4a)

10,000 Francs, President Amadou Ahidjo and tropical fruits

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 5, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Betemps SC

Cameroon

P.20 (Leclerc LK.682, BNB BEAC B6a)

10,000 Francs, Stylized antelope heads at left, Woman at right

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 12, ND (1981)

Cameroon

P.21 (Leclerc LK.683, BNB BEAC B7a)

1000 Francs, Young Peulh sheepherder, tourist camp at Bou Karou

Imp FCO: Litho
Sig. 12, 6/1/1984

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Cameroon

P.22 (Leclerc LK.691, BNB BEAC B8a)

5000 Francs, Mask, Woman Carrying Bundle of Fronds

Three-digit alphabet
Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 12, ND (1984)

Lambert, P. FEC
Herouard+Durrens SC

Cameroon

P.23 (Leclerc LK.695, BNB BEAC B9a)

10,000 Francs, Stylized antelope heads at left, Woman at right

Three-digit alphabet
Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 12, ND (1984)

Cameroon

P.24a (Leclerc LK.684, BNB BEAC B10d)

500 Francs, Statue and Vase, Local Artisan

Imp FCO: Litho
Sig. 12, 1/1/1988

Cameroon

P.25 (Leclerc LK.686, BNB BEAC B11a)

1000 Francs, President Paul Biya. Map of BEAC Region

Imp FCO: Litho, Incomplete Map of Chad
Sig. 12, 1/1/1985

Cameroon

P.26a (Leclerc LK.687, BNB BEAC B12d)

1000 Francs, President Paul Biya. Map of BEAC Region

Imp FCO: Litho, Corrected Map of Chad
Sig. 12, 1/1/1989

Central African Republic

P.1 (Leclerc LK.587, BNB BEAC B1a)

500 Francs, Jean-Bédel Bokassa and view of hydro-electric dam at Boali

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 6, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Central African Republic

P.2 (Leclerc LK.588, BNB BEAC B2a)

1000 Francs, Bokassa, Water Buffalos and Rhinoceros, Transportation

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 6, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Central African Republic

P.9 (Leclerc LK.594, BNB BEAC B5b)

500 Francs, Woman weaving wicker basket, farm crops

Imp FCO: Litho
Sig. 9, 7/1/1980

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Central African Republic

P.10 (Leclerc LK.595, BNB BEAC B6a)

1000 Francs, Butterfly, Waterfall and Water Buffalo

Imp FCO: Litho
Sig. 9, 1/1/1980

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Central African Republic

P.11 (Leclerc LK.596, BNB BEAC B7a)

5000 Francs, Village Scene, St. Anne's Basilica in Brazzaville

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 9, 1/1/1980

Lambert, P. FEC
Marliat, A. (F), Poilliot, G. (B) SC

Central African Republic

P.14c (Leclerc LK.597, BNB BEAC B10c)

500 Francs, Statue and Vase, Local Artisan

Imp FCO
Sig. 9, 1/1/1987

Central African Republic

P.15 (Leclerc LK.599, BNB BEAC B11a)

1000 Francs, General Kolingba, Map of BEAC Region

Imp FCO: Intaglio
Sig. 9, 1/1/1985

Central African Republic

P.16 (Leclerc LK.600, BNB BEAC B12e)

1000 Francs, General Kolingba, Map of BEAC Region

Imp FCO: Corrected Map of Chad
Sig. 9, 1/1/1990

Central African States

P.201Eh (BNB BEAC B1Eh)

500 Francs, Shepherd and Zebus, Baobab Tree and Antelopes. See Specialized Collection of this note

Imp BdF
Sig. 6, 2002

Lambert, P. FEC

Central African States

P.202Ea (BNB BEAC B2Ea)

1000 Francs, Harvesting Coffee Beans, Logging

Imp BdF
Sig. 1, 1993

Lambert, P. FEC

Central African States

P.403Lg (BNB BEAC B2Lg)

2000 Francs, Woman and Tropical Fruit, Loading Ship

Imp BdF
Sig. 5, 2000

Lambert, P. FEC

Central African States

P.204Ea (BNB BEAC B4Ea)

5000 Francs, Oil Drilling, Gathering Cotton

Imp BdF
Sig. 3, 1994

Lambert, P. FEC

Central African States

P.405Lc (BNB BEAC B5Lc)

10,000 Francs, BEAC headquarters at Yaoundé, Cameroon, Fishing

Imp BdF
Sig. 2, 1997

Lambert, P. FEC

Central African States

P.206U (BNB BEAC B6Ua)

500 Francs, Students

Imp FCO: Litho
Sig. 6

Central African States

P.207U (BNB BEAC B7Ua)

1000 Francs, Logging

Imp FCO: Litho
Sig. 6

Central African States

P.408A (BNB BEAC B8Aa)

2000 Francs, Hydroeletric power

Imp FCO
Sig. 5

Central African States

P.109T (BNB BEAC B9Ta)

5000 Francs, Port

Imp BdF: Litho
Sig. 5

Central African States

P.110T (BNB BEAC B10Ta)

10,000 Francs, BEAC headquarters at Yaoundé, Cameroon

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 5

Chad

P.2a (Leclerc LK.560, BNB BEAC B1a)

500 Francs, Young Woman from Chad, View of Lake Chad and Birds

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 6, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Poilliot, G. (F), Herouard (B) SC

Chad

P.3a (Leclerc LK.562, BNB BEAC B2a)

1000 Francs, Native woman from Chad, Cotton plants

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 5, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Chad

P.5b (Leclerc LK.567, BNB BEAC B4b)

5000 Francs, Young Woman

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 9, ND (1978)

Chad

P.6 (Leclerc LK.568b, BNB BEAC B5a)

500 Francs, Woman weaving wicker basket, farm crops

Imp FCO: Litho
Sig. 10, 6/1/1980

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Chad

P.7 (Leclerc LK.569, BNB BEAC B6a)

1000 Francs, Butterfly, waterfall and water buffalo

Imp FCO: Litho
Sig. 10, 6/1/1980

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Chad

P.8 (Leclerc LK.571, BNB BEAC B7a)

5000 Francs, Village Scene, St. Anne's Basilica in Brazzaville

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 9, 1/1/1980

Lambert, P. FEC
Marliat, A. (F), Poilliot, G. (B) SC

Chad

P.9a (Leclerc LK.572, BNB BEAC B8b)

500 Francs, Statue and Vase, Local Artisan

Imp FCO
Sig. 10, 1/1/1986

Chad

P.10Aa (Leclerc LK.577, BNB BEAC B10c)

5000 Francs, Map of BEAC Region

Imp FCO: Corrected Map of Chad
Sig. 9, 1/1/1989

Chad

P.11 (Leclerc LK.579a, BNB BEAC B11a)

5000 Francs, Woman Carrying Fronds, Tractor and Mining

3-digit alphabet
Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 9, ND (1984)

Lambert, P. FEC
Herouard+Durrens SC

Chad

P.12a (Leclerc LK.581, BNB BEAC B12a)

10,000 Francs, Stylized Antelope Heads, Loading Fruit

1-digit alphabet
Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 9, ND (1984)

Lambert, P. FEC
Jubert, J.+Bertemps (F), Renaud (B) SC

Congo Republic

P.2a (Leclerc LK.614, BNB BEAC B1a)

500 Francs, Congo woman and Mangrove trees in the North of the Congo

Intaglio
Imp BdF
Sig. 5, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Herouard (F), Herouard (B) SC

Congo Republic

P.3b (Leclerc LK.618, BNB BEAC B2b)

1000 Francs, King Makoko 1st, oil refinery at Pointe Noire

Intaglio
Imp BdF
Sig. 5, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Poilliot, G. (F), Herouard (B) SC

Congo Republic

P.4b (Leclerc LK.607, BNB BEAC B3b)

5000 Francs, Native Bateke healer, chutes at Djoue hydroelectric power station

Sig. 5, ND (1978)

Jubert, J. SC

Congo Republic

P.5a (Leclerc LK.610, BNB BEAC B4a)

10,000 Francs, Young Congolese Woman, Parade

Imp BdF
Sig. 5, ND (1974)

Congo Republic

P.6a (Leclerc LK.629, BNB BEAC B5a)

5000 Francs, Woman Carrying Fronds, Tractor and Mining

Imp BdF
Sig. 12, ND (1984)

Lambert, P. FEC
Marliat, A. (F), Poilliot, G. (B) SC

Congo Republic

P.8c (Leclerc LK.623, BNB BEAC B7e)

500 Francs, Statue and Vase, Local Artisan

Imp FCO
Sig. 13, 1/1/1990

Congo Republic

P.9 (Leclerc LK.625, BNB BEAC B8a)

1000 Francs, Map of BEAC Region

Imp FCO: Incorrect Map of Chad
Sig. 12, 1/1/1985

Congo Republic

P.10a (Leclerc LK.626, BNB BEAC B9a)

1000 Francs, Map of BEAC Region

Imp FCO: Corrected Map of Chad
Sig. 12, 1/1/1987

Congo Republic

P.11 (Leclerc LK.632, BNB BEAC B10a)

1000 Francs, Map of BEAC Region

Imp FCO: Corrected Map of Chad
Sig. 15, 1/1/1992

Gabon

P.1 (Leclerc LK.635, BNB BC B1a)

10,000 Francs, President O. Bongo and Manganese Mine

Imp BdF
Sig. 1, ND (1971)

Gabon

P.2a (Leclerc LK.640, BNB BEAC B1a)

500 Francs, Gabonese Woman and Logging Scene

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 6, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Gabon

P.3b (Leclerc LK.643, BNB BEAC B2b)

1000 Francs, President O. Bongo, Ship and Sogara Oil Refinery at Port Gentil

Intaglio
Imp BdF
Sig. 6, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Gabon

P.4c (Leclerc LK.638, BNB BEAC B3c)

5000 Francs, President O. Bongo, Oil Refinery and Pit Mining

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 9, ND (1978)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Gabon

P.5a (Leclerc LK.646, BNB BEAC B4a)

10,000 Francs, President O. Bongo and Manganese Mine

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 6, ND (1974)

Combet SC

Gabon

P.6a (Leclerc LK.652, BNB BEAC B5a)

5000 Francs, Woman Carrying Fronds, Tractor and Mining

Imp BdF
Sig. 9, ND (1984)

Lambert, P. FEC
Marliat, A. (F), Poilliot, G. (B) SC

Gabon

P.8 (Leclerc LK.648, BNB BEAC B7a)

500 Francs, Statue and Vase, Local Artisan

Imp FCO
Sig. 9, 1/1/1985

Gabon

P.9 (Leclerc LK.649, BNB BEAC B8a)

1000 Francs, President O. Bongo, Map of BEAC Region

Imp FCO: Incorrect Map of Chad
Sig. 9, 1/1/1985

Gabon

P.10a (Leclerc LK.650, BNB BEAC B9b)

1000 Francs, President O. Bongo, Map of BEAC Region

Imp FCO: Corrected Map of Chad
Sig. 9, 1/1/1987