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UPPER SENEGAL & NIGER
Printed Money, Ca. 1917 Issues

     

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Lt Gov:
Louis
 Periquet (acting)
21.5.1917-20.2.1918


UPPER SENEGAL & NIGER BANKNOTES, L.11.2.1917 Issues

HAUT-SENEGAL-NIGER
Upper Senegal & Niger

History: 1880 FRA USN; 1890 FRA Fr. Sudan; 1895 FWA; 1902 FRA Senegambia; 1904 FRA USN; 1920 FRA Fr. Sudan; 1946 FRA Fr. Sudan Overseas Terr.; 1958 SDN; 1959 SDN -MLI Fed.; 1960 SDN renamed MLI;   

Gouvernement General de L'A.O.F.  

Printer: Chaix, Paris 
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P.UNL(~P.1)  0.5 Franc
PROOF - Unique LP
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Obverse with grey-green underprint 1
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P.1  0.50 Franc 
WDB
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Upper Senegal & Niger P.1  0.50 Franc L.11.21917
P.1  0.50 Franc
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P.2  1 Franc Reported but not confirmed
P.3  2 Francs Reported but not confirmed

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

WDB   We gratefully acknowledge numismatist Weldon D. "Burt" Burson, specialized collector of African banknotes, for providing images used in this section.


LP   We gratefully acknowledge Laurence Pope for submitted these images.

1  This unique PROOF note
is a different colour from the issued notes, having a grey-green underprint. It was at one time in the research collection of Dr. Maurice Kolsky, the co-author of "Les Billets Africains de la Zone Franc".


BACKGROUNDER

Upper Senegal was created as a French Territory on 6.9.1880 and ten years later on 18.8.1890 was renamed the French Sudan Territory.  On 17.10.1899 French Sudan was broken up and a portion became Upper Senegal & Niger. On 4.12.1920 it was renamed French Sudan and it was granted independence on 24.11.1958 as the Sudanese Republic.


LINKS
  General Louis Faidherbe