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West African CFA franc (Upper Volta usage only)


Name: West African CFA franc
Defn: 100c=1fr=1fcfa=1f
Symbol: ₣
Code: XOF
Desc: new
Units of money:
centime c 1
franc fr 100

Users of this currency: Benin (1730 stamps, 1976-2016), Burkina Faso (991 stamps, 1984-2018), Dahomey (669 stamps, 1899-1975), French Guinea (237 stamps, 1892-1942), GuineaBissau (3368 stamps, 1998-2011), Ivory Coast (1507 stamps, 1892-2018), Mali Federation (13 stamps, 1959-1960), Mali (2564 stamps, 1961-2014), Mauritania (430 stamps, 1906-1973), Niger (2308 stamps, 1921-2017), Senegal (2158 stamps, 1887-2017), Upper Senegal & Niger (56 stamps, 1906-1915), Upper Volta (904 stamps, 1920-1984) Show with all usages

Denominations used by Upper Volta in this currency:
Denom Usages Selected stamps
1c 3   1920 viobrn&vio issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-1c-viobrn&vio ... 1928 ind&grn issue=1928 d=Hausa chief
2c 3   1920 gray&brnvio issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-2c-gray&brnvio ... 1928 brn&lil issue=1928 d=Hausa chief
4c 2   1920 blk&bl issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-4c-blk&bl, 1928 blk&yel issue=1928 d=Hausa chief
5c 6   1920 yelgrn&blgrn issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-5c-yelgrn&blgrn ... 1928 grn issue=1928 due
10c 6   1920 redorg&dprose issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-10c-redorg&dprose ... 1928 carrose issue=1928 due
15c 4   1920 brn&org issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-15c-brn&org ... 1928 gray issue=1928 due
20c 4   1920 viobrn&blk issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-20c-viobrn&blk ... 1928 graybrn issue=1928 due
25c 5   1920 ultra&bl issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-25c-ultra&bl ... 1928 issue=1928 d=Hausa woman
30c 8   1920 olbrn&brn issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-30c-olbrn&brn ... 4/11/1960 dt=animal masks d=deer mask
35c 1   1920 carrose&vio issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-35c-carrose&vio
40c 4   1920 gray&dlrose issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-40c-gray&dlrose ... 4/11/1960 dt=animal masks d=deer mask
45c 2   1920 bl&brn issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-45c-bl&brn, 1928 issue=1928 d=Hausa woman
50c 9   1920 blk&grn issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-50c-blk&grn ... 1963 issue=1963 dt=flowers (1963 Upper Volta) d=Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (1963)
60c 4   1920 org issue=1920 due d=numeral (1914 due) ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-60c-org-numeral ... 1928 org issue=1928 due
65c 3   1925 bl&brn issue=1924 provisional d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=1920-45c ... 1928 issue=1928 d=Hausa woman
75c 2   1920 org&brn issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-75c-org&brn, 1928 issue=1928 d=Hausa woman
85c 1   1925 org&brn issue=1924 provisional d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=1920-75c
90c 3   1927 brnred&salpink issue=1924 provisional ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=75c-brnred&salpink-unissued ... 4/13/1931 redorg issue=Colonial Exposition d=France showing way to civilization
1fr 10   1920 brn&brnvio issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-1fr-brn&brnvio ... 6/30/1971 dt=butterflies (1971 Upper Volta) d=Gonimbrasia hecate
1.10fr 1   1928 issue=1928 d=Hausa warrior
1.25fr 1   1926 dpbl<bl issue=1924 provisional ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=1fr-dpbl<bl-unissued
1.50fr 4   1927 dpbl&ultra issue=1924 provisional ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=1fr-dpbl&ultra-unissued ... 1963 issue=1963 dt=flowers (1963 Upper Volta) d=Portulaca grandiflora
2fr 10   1920 grn&bl issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-2fr-grn&bl ... 8/8/1977 issue=Flowers 1977 dt=wild fruits (1977) d=Cordia myxa
3fr 7   1927 dlred&brnorg issue=1924 provisional ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=5fr-dlred&brnorg-unissued ... 8/8/1977 issue=Flowers 1977 dt=wild fruits (1977) d=Opilia celtidifolia
4fr 3   4/11/1960 dt=animal masks d=warthog mask ... 10/1/1966 issue=1966 dt=animals (1966 Upper Volta) d=Staurocleis magnifica
5f 6   12/4/1972 issue=Domestic Animals d=donkey Equus asinus asinus ... 6/20/1977 issue=Granaries d=Samo
= 5fr 20   1920 vio&blk issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-5fr-vio&blk ... 10/21/1981 issue=Wildlife Protection d=Damaliscus lunatus (1981)
6fr 3   4/11/1960 dt=animal masks d=monkey mask ... 10/1/1966 issue=1966 dt=animals (1966 Upper Volta) d=Pandinus imperator (1966)
8fr 4   4/11/1960 dt=animal masks d=monkey mask ... 5/7/1970 dt=dances (1970)
10f 6   12/4/1972 issue=Domestic Animals d=spur-winged goose Plectropterus gambensis ... 12/31/1974 issue=Floral Paintings
= 10fr 24   1927 olgrn&lilrose issue=1924 provisional ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=5fr-olgrn&lilrose-unissued ... 12/22/1981 dt=Domestic Animals (1981)
15f 3   9/26/1975 issue=EXPO '75 d=Idemitsu Maru ... 4/15/1983 issue=200th Anniversary of Aviation d=Joseph Michel Montgolfier
= 15fr 22   4/11/1960 dt=animal masks d=buffalo mask ... 7/19/1984 issue=Nature Protection 1984 d=cheetahs (1984)
20f 4   7/18/1973 issue=Scouting 1973 d=Scout bugler ... 6/10/1979 d=Synodontis voltae
= 20fr 23   1927 orgbrn&vio issue=1924 provisional ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=5fr-orgbrn&vio-unissued ... 8/14/1984 issue=Sailing Ships 1984 dt=sailing ships (1984 Upper Volta) d=Maiden Queen
25f 6   2/17/1962 issue=Air Afrique ... 6/15/1984 issue=Mushrooms and Flowers d=Polystictus leoninus
= 25fr 46   12/11/1959 blk&mag d=President Ouezzin Coulibaly ... 6/15/1984 d=Polystictus leoninus
25+5fr 2   4/7/1962 redorg issue=anti-malaria d=Emblem of campaign, 3/21/1963 issue=Freedom from Hunger campaign
30f 5   12/4/1972 issue=Domestic Animals d=Domestic Goat Capra aegagrus hircus ... 6/20/1977 issue=Bags d=Gouin
= 30fr 42   4/11/1960 dt=animal masks d=elephant mask ... 7/28/1983 d=Pelmatochromis guentheri
35f 6   11/6/1972 issue=5th Anniversary of National Lottery d=Lottery ... 6/20/1977 issue=Granaries d=Boromo
= 35fr 16   6/24/1971 dt=Local Industries ... 7/19/1984 issue=Nature Protection 1984 d=cheetahs (1984)
40f 12   11/2/1972 issue=10 Years Westafrican Monetary Union d=Coin with Coats of Arms ... 8/14/1984 issue=Locomotives 1984 d=Locomotive CC 2400ch
= 40fr 27   4/11/1960 dt=animal masks d=elephant mask ... 7/28/1983 d=Fisherman with fishes
45f 4   6/7/1973 issue=10th Anniversary of Organization of African Unity ... 6/20/1977 issue=Granaries d=Banfora
= 45fr 13   7/15/1966 issue=1966 dt=animals (1966 Upper Volta) d=Bitis arietans (1966) ... 9/2/1981
50f 12   12/4/1972 issue=Domestic Animals d=zebu Bos primigenius indicus ... 1983 grn issue=Combating desertification
= 50fr 46   4/11/1960 dt=animal masks d=elephant mask ... 2/18/1982 issue=20th Anniversary of World Food Program
55f 7   12/29/1975 issue=75 year Christianisation in Upper Volta d=Joanny Thevenoud ... 9/8/1979 issue=World Literacy Day
= 55fr 16   7/17/1969 issue=1969 dt=fishes (1969 Upper Volta) d=Alestes luteus ... 4/8/1981 issue=25th Anniversary of Notre-Dame College
60f 6   12/15/1973 issue=Famous men and their zodiac signs d=Pele Balance ... 8/14/1984 issue=Sailing Ships 1984 dt=sailing ships (1984 Upper Volta) d=Scawfell
= 60fr 18   4/11/1960 dt=animal masks d=secretary bird mask ... 10/21/1981 issue=Wildlife Protection d=Gazella Dorcas
65f 11   11/27/1972 issue=Gold Medal Winners of Olympic Games d=Ragno-Lonzi Italy ... 11/22/1980 issue=Olympics 1980 winners d=Cycling Shouko RouchenkovUSRR
= 65fr 19   5/5/1972 issue=Olympics 1972 ... 5/4/1981 issue=150th Anniversary of the Birth of Heinrich von Stephan
70f 3   9/15/1973 issue=50th Anniversary of Interpol d=Forensic institute ... 4/15/1983 issue=200th Anniversary of Aviation d=Jacques Charles
= 70fr 13   3/23/1963 issue=World Meteorological Day 1963 d=UN emblem & weather map ... 11/10/1982 issue=25th Anniversary of Cultural Aid Fund
75f 5   7/18/1973 issue=Scouting 1973 d=skiing ... 2/28/1978 issue=Trees
= 75fr 12   9/30/1971 issue=National Seed-protection Campaign ... 12/15/1981 dt=fruits (1981 Upper Volta) d=Mangifera indica (1981 Upper Volta)
80fr 2   3/5/1970 dt=museum carvings, 6/15/1970 issue=Hanover Fair 1970
85f 3   10/30/1972 issue=2nd National Development Plan d=Road building machinery ... 12/15/1975 issue=Winter Olympics 1976 d=Ski descent & Emblem
= 85fr 17   4/11/1960 dt=animal masks d=secretary bird mask ... 9/2/1981
90f 4   8/7/1975 issue=Pablo Picasso dt=paintings by Picasso d=First Communion ... 12/9/1983 issue=25th Anniversary of Republic d=coat of arms
= 90fr 23   5/15/1968 issue=Paintings 1967 dt=paintings (1967 Upper Volta) d=Goldsmith & wife Quenten Massys ... 7/19/1984 issue=Nature Protection 1984 d=cheetahs (1984)
100f 14   12/23/1972 issue=Christmas 1972 d=Nativity by Della Notte ... 8/14/1984 issue=Locomotives 1984 d=Locomotive PO 1806
= 100fr 64   3/4/1961 issue=1961 air d=airplane & map of Upper Volta with airmail routes ... 4/15/1983 issue=Aviation Bicentenary d=Wilhelmine Reichardt
105fr 1   3/20/1981 dt=Masks from Different Regions of Upper Volta d=Gourounsi supporting ancestor spirits
120f 3   1983 issue=Traditional Hairstyle d=Ponytail hairstyle ... 8/1/1983 issue=Olympic Games Regatta d=Regatta Type 470
= 120fr 5   7/12/1983 issue=World Cup 1982 winners ... 8/14/1984 issue=Sailing Ships 1984 dt=sailing ships (1984 Upper Volta) d=Harbinger
125fr 10   12/10/1963 issue=human rights 15th d=scroll (1963) ... 5/17/1982 issue=World Telecommunications Day 1982
145fr 1   8/14/1984 issue=Locomotives 1984 d=Locomotive Livingstone
150f 13   5/3/1973 issue=African Wild Animals d=African elephant Loxodonta africana ... 11/22/1980 issue=Olympics 1980 winners d=Track Cycling HesslichRDA
= 150fr 19   4/3/1969 issue=Native arts and crafts d=Basket weaver ... 6/22/1982 issue=World Cup 1982
165fr 1   7/6/1979 issue=100th anniversary of the death of Sir Rowland Hill
175f 3   12/15/1973 issue=Famous men and their zodiac signs d=K Adenauer Capricorn ... 8/1/1977 issue=Flowers 1977 dt=flowers (1977 Upper Volta) d=Nauclea latifolia
= 175fr 1   8/30/1979 dt=animals (1979 Upper Volta) d=Alcelaphus buselaphus (1979)
185f 2   6/15/1984 issue=Mushrooms and Flowers d=Pterocarpus lucens, 6/15/1984 issue=Mushrooms and Flowers d=Pterocarpus lucens
= 185fr 2   12/13/1983 d=Self-portrait by Edouard Manet, 5/14/1984 dt=local birds (1984 Upper Volta) d=Choriotis kori
200f 19   11/27/1972 issue=Gold Medal Winners of Olympic Games d=Maury France ... 6/15/1984 issue=Mushrooms and Flowers d=Phlebopus colossus sudanicus
= 200fr 26   3/4/1961 issue=1961 air d=Ouagadougou Airport ... 5/14/1984 dt=local birds (1984 Upper Volta) d=Red-billed Oxpecker - Buphagus erythrorhynchus
225f 1   11/30/1973 issue=Folklore d=Bobo Masked Dancers
250f 10   11/20/1972 issue=Visit of President Pompidou to Upper Volta d=Pompidou & Lamizana ... 6/15/1984 issue=Mushrooms and Flowers d=Cosmos sulphureus
= 250fr 17   10/1/1964 d=Mesopicos goertae ... 4/23/1982 dt=Traditional Houses (1982)
300f 12   11/27/1972 issue=Gold Medal Winners of Olympic Games d=Meyfarth West Germany ... 6/15/1984 issue=Mushrooms and Flowers d=Trametes versicolor
= 300fr 18   11/27/1970 sil issue=Christmas 1970 d=The holy family ... 7/19/1984 d=baboons
350f 5   8/7/1975 issue=Pablo Picasso dt=paintings by Picasso d=Couple in Patio ... 12/30/1983 issue=Christmas 1983 dt=paintings by Peter Paul Rubens d=Madonna with garland
= 350fr 4   3/15/1973 issue=Gold Medal Winners of Olympic Games d=field hockey West Germany ... 6/26/1980 issue=Winter Olympics 1980
400f 5   1/15/1974 issue=World Cup 1974 a d=Beckenbauer ... 8/14/1984 issue=Sailing Ships 1984 dt=sailing ships (1984 Upper Volta) d=True Briton
= 400fr 3   4/12/1973 issue=Gold Medal Winners of Olympic Games d=Wolfermann West Germany ... 7/19/1984 d=Vultures
450f 1   5/25/1975 issue=Albert Schweitzer 100th d=Albert Schweitzer & Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cris
= 450fr 3   1/11/1975 issue=Churchill 100th d=sheet ... 8/14/1984 issue=Locomotives 1984 d=Locomotive Pacific C51
500f 8   5/3/1973 issue=African Wild Animals d=Crocodile Crocodylus sp ... 12/30/1983 issue=Christmas 1983 dt=paintings by Peter Paul Rubens d=Adoration of the Magi
= 500fr 13   3/4/1961 issue=1961 air d=„Champs-Elysées“ Ouagadougou ... 6/22/1982 issue=World Cup 1982
1000fr 2   7/1/1969 gld issue=Apollo 8, 11/27/1970 gld issue=Christmas 1970 d=The holy family
3000f 1   4/15/1983 issue=200th Anniversary of Aviation d=Auguste Piccard

Used by 904 stamps of Upper Volta: See all uses as list
1920 1c viobrn&vio issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-1c-viobrn&vio
1920 2c gray&brnvio issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-2c-gray&brnvio
1920 4c blk&bl issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-4c-blk&bl
1920 5c yelgrn&blgrn issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-5c-yelgrn&blgrn
1920 10c redorg&dprose issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-10c-redorg&dprose
1920 15c brn&org issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-15c-brn&org
1920 20c viobrn&blk issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-20c-viobrn&blk
1920 25c ultra&bl issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-25c-ultra&bl
1920 30c olbrn&brn issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-30c-olbrn&brn
1920 35c carrose&vio issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-35c-carrose&vio
1920 40c gray&dlrose issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-40c-gray&dlrose
1920 45c bl&brn issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-45c-bl&brn
1920 50c blk&grn issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-50c-blk&grn
1920 75c org&brn issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-75c-org&brn
1920 1fr brn&brnvio issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-1fr-brn&brnvio
1920 2fr grn&bl issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-2fr-grn&bl
1920 5fr vio&blk issue=1920 d=camel with rider ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-5fr-vio&blk
postage due 1920 5c grn issue=1920 due d=numeral (1914 due) ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-5c-grn-numeral
postage due 1920 10c rose issue=1920 due d=numeral (1914 due) ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-10c-rose-numeral
postage due 1920 15c gray issue=1920 due d=numeral (1914 due) ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-15c-gray-numeral
postage due 1920 20c brn issue=1920 due d=numeral (1914 due) ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-20c-brn-numeral
postage due 1920 30c bl issue=1920 due d=numeral (1914 due) ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-30c-bl-numeral
postage due 1920 50c blk issue=1920 due d=numeral (1914 due) ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-50c-blk-numeral
postage due 1920 60c org issue=1920 due d=numeral (1914 due) ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-60c-org-numeral
postage due 1920 1fr vio issue=1920 due d=numeral (1914 due) ovpt=HAUTE-VOLTA oc=blk on=issuer=Upper Senegal & Niger-1fr-vio-numeral
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6/15/1984 25f issue=Mushrooms and Flowers d=Polystictus leoninus
6/15/1984 185f issue=Mushrooms and Flowers d=Pterocarpus lucens
6/15/1984 185f issue=Mushrooms and Flowers d=Pterocarpus lucens
6/15/1984 200f issue=Mushrooms and Flowers d=Phlebopus colossus sudanicus
6/15/1984 200f issue=Mushrooms and Flowers d=Phlebopus colossus sudanicus
6/15/1984 250f issue=Mushrooms and Flowers d=Cosmos sulphureus
6/15/1984 250f issue=Mushrooms and Flowers d=Cosmos sulphureus
6/15/1984 300f issue=Mushrooms and Flowers d=Trametes versicolor
6/15/1984 300f issue=Mushrooms and Flowers d=Trametes versicolor
6/15/1984 400f issue=Mushrooms and Flowers d=Ganoderma lucidum (1984)
6/15/1984 400f issue=Mushrooms and Flowers d=Ganoderma lucidum (1984)
7/19/1984 15fr issue=Nature Protection 1984 d=cheetahs (1984)
7/19/1984 35fr issue=Nature Protection 1984 d=cheetahs (1984)
7/19/1984 90fr issue=Nature Protection 1984 d=cheetahs (1984)
7/19/1984 120fr issue=Nature Protection 1984 d=cheetahs (1984)
airmail 7/19/1984 300fr d=baboons
airmail 7/19/1984 400fr d=Vultures
8/14/1984 145fr issue=Locomotives 1984 d=Locomotive Livingstone
8/14/1984 450fr issue=Locomotives 1984 d=Locomotive Pacific C51
8/14/1984 20fr issue=Sailing Ships 1984 dt=sailing ships (1984 Upper Volta) d=Maiden Queen
8/14/1984 120fr issue=Sailing Ships 1984 dt=sailing ships (1984 Upper Volta) d=Harbinger
8/14/1984 60f issue=Sailing Ships 1984 dt=sailing ships (1984 Upper Volta) d=Scawfell
8/14/1984 400f issue=Sailing Ships 1984 dt=sailing ships (1984 Upper Volta) d=True Briton
8/14/1984 40f issue=Locomotives 1984 d=Locomotive CC 2400ch
8/14/1984 100f issue=Locomotives 1984 d=Locomotive PO 1806

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