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Franc CFP of New Caledonia

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  • New Caledonia, the French Overseas Branch

  • Franc CFP
  • Numa
  • of 207 858 sq. km
  • French (state), Polynesian dialects
  • NC (NCL) 540

Leading world currency of a monetary system of New Caledonia since 1945, is the franc CFP (CFP - Colonies francaises du Pacifique - Pacific possession of France) which makes 100 centimes. On territory of the country, in The circulation there are notes of denomination of 500, 1000, 5000 and 10 000 francs. In shops, hotels and restaurants the Australian are accepted And the New Zealand dollars. Since 1969, as the emitter the Department on Overseas Issues of Republic acts France. Earlier he also attended to issue of currency for Vanuatu.

the Flag New Caledonia the Map New Caledonia
the Arms New Caledonia

With 1969 for 1984, on denominations in nominal values 100, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 franc CFPs manufactured by Department On Overseas Issues, overprints with the name of branches of banks in French Overseas were seated Territories.

On the right on face side of a denomination of denomination 500 francs are the plotting of the fisherman. In the denomination center The harbour and fishing boats are represented. At the left on the back notes the plotting of the local resident is seated, In the center - a kind of rocky coast, and on the right side - the sculpture plotting.

As protection, the denomination has a watermark, in the form of the Republic and monogram RF plotting. A protective thread with Inscription " IEOM" (Institut d'Emission d'Outre-Mer) passes on the right side. Dominating colours - Grey and beige.

It is necessary to notice that the general design of notes was not changed since 1969. On the one hand landscapes or historical figures of New Caledonia, and on the other hand notes - landscapes or historical figures of French Polynesia are represented.

Face side of 500 francs of New Caledonia
the Back of 500 francs of New Caledonia

All denominations have weak enough protection against fakes. On their back are possessed the changed text The criminal code, and also the signature of the director of bank.

Face side of 5000 francs of New Caledonia
the Back of 5000 francs of New Caledonia

It is updated 04.2012

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