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The franc is the predominant currency in use by 8 independent states in West Africa. Most of the coins in circulation were minted from cupro-nickel or brass.
In 1972, the West African States 500 Francs silver coins was minted in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Monetary Union.
Roughly 100,000 silver coins were minted in .900 fine silver.