Cameroon 100-FRANCS (KM17) Giant Eland
A male Giant Eland can weigh up to 1,000 kg and their huge spiral horns can extend beyond 120 cm. They hang out in sparse forest during the heat of the day, and feed on the savanna during the morning and evening hours.
Between 1961 and 1973, the "Central Bank of Equatorial African States and Cameroon" issued coinage, including three different 100 franc pieces. Starting in 1973, Cameroon's coins are minted by the "Bank of Central African States."
The Giant Eland obverse features a bilingual legend of just the country's name. This same obverse also appeared on the final 100-franc issue of the last bank (KM16).
- Diameter: 25.2 mm
- Composition: Nickel
- CAT#: KM17