Dakar 1920 10 centimes
This specimen was lot 1518 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it sold for $199.75. The catalog description noted, "SÉNÉGAL: 10 centimes, 1920, Chambre de Commerce de Dakar, octagonal aluminium flan, PCGS graded MS64." The economic dislocation following World War One was most severely felt in Germany and Austria but also in France and her colonies as well. A shortage of coin forced local merchants to issue tokens, including this aluminum issue from the Chamber of Commerce of the capital, Dakar. The SCWC lists twenty different tokens from the colony of Senegal, all scarce to rare. These issues are the more hotly pursued as even to this day there is also no coinage of Senegal, the CFA franc being used.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM-Tn3, Lec-5a.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.