Djibouti 10 Francs banknote of 1946

2019-06-29 Sat

Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, is a mostly French and Arabic-speaking country of dry shrublands, volcanic formations and Gulf of Aden beaches. It is home to one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, the low-lying Lake Assal, in the Danakil Desert. The nomadic Afar people have settlements along Lake Abbe, a body of saltwater featuring chimney like mineral formations.

From 1884, when the French Somaliland protectorate was established, the French franc circulated alongside the Indian rupee and the Maria Theresa thaler. Now the Djiboutian Franc is the official currency of Djibouti. It is subdivided into 100 centimes.

Today we are discussing a Djibouti 10 Francs banknote issued in 1946. The obverse features a side portrait of a young man's head profile. The reverse has a camel caravan in the desert. This yellowish note has a native man's head in profile as its watermark.

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