Junk Silver Coins from West Africa 

West Africa flagSilver coin values below are based on live silver prices. Silver coins were in regular circulation in West Africa. The values below represent the intrinsic value of silver coins from West Africa. Silver coins from West Africa that are in uncirculated condition, or that may be rare and collectible may also have numismatic value. You can use this table as a guide when buying and selling circulated or junk silver coins from West Africa. The melt values are calculated and displayed in USD based on the current silver spot price of $22.51 per troy ounce.

Denomination / Currency Years Minted Fineness Gross Weight (g) ASW (g) ASW (oz t) Melt Value
500 Francs 1972 .900 25 22.50 .7234 $16.28

West Africa Silver Coinage

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. 

Use this guide to determine the melt value of West Africa silver coins.
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