REGION: Africa
COUNTRY: Central African Republic
VALUE: 1000 Central African CFA francs

Six countries in central Africa share the same currency, the Central African CFA franc. These countries (Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon) each produce banknotes, but the banknotes are pegged at identical value and have a similar appearance. This note, produced by the Central African Economic and Monetary Union from 1980 until 1984 for the Central African Republic, depicts a water buffalo, waterfall and butterfly on the obverse, and on the reverse, it depicts a wooden mask of unknown type (possibly a Kwele mask from Gabon and Republic of the Congo), a wooden statue, and transportation infrastructure. The reverse is similar to other 1000 franc notes produced in Central African EMU countries.