Djibouti
 

 
Djibouti (Afar: Yibuuti, Arabic: جيبوتي‎ Jībūtī, French: Djibouti, Somali: Jabuuti, officially the Republic of Djibouti) is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is known as République de Djibouti (French), جمهورية جيبوتي (Arabic), Jamhuuriyadda Jabuuti (Somali) and Gabuutih Ummuuno (Afar). It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east. Djibouti occupies a total area of 23,200 km2 (8,958 sq mi).
Djibouti has always been a very active member in the African Union and the Arab League. In antiquity, the territory was part of the Land of Punt and then the Kingdom of Aksum. Nearby Zeila (now in Somalia) was the seat of the medieval Adal and Ifat Sultanates. In the late 19th century, the colony of French Somaliland was established following treaties signed by the ruling Somali and Afar sultans with the French and its railroad to Dire Dawa (and later Addis Ababa) allowed it to quickly supersede Zeila as the port for southern Ethiopia and the Ogaden. It was subsequently renamed to the French Territory of the Afars and the Issas in 1967. A decade later, the Djiboutian people voted for independence. This officially marked the establishment of the Republic of Djibouti, named after its capital city. Djibouti joined the United Nations the same year, on 20 September 1977. In the early 1990s, tensions over government representation led to armed conflict, which ended in a power-sharing agreement in 2000 between the ruling party and the opposition.
Djibouti is a multi-ethnic nation with a population of just over one million inhabitants. Somali, Arabic and French are the country's three official languages. About 94% of residents adhere to Islam, which is the official religion and has been predominant in the region for more than a thousand years. The Somali (Issa clan) and Afar make up the two largest ethnic groups. Both speak Afroasiatic languages.
Djibouti is strategically located near some of the world's busiest shipping lanes, controlling access to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. It serves as a key refuelling and transshipment center, and is the principal maritime port for imports from and exports to neighboring Ethiopia. A burgeoning commercial hub, the nation is the site of various foreign military bases, including Camp Lemonnier. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) regional body also has its headquarters in Djibouti City.
Capital: Djibouti City. Motto: اتحاد، مساواة، سلام (Arabic), Unité, Égalité, Paix (French), Inkittino, Waguitto, Amaan (Afar), Midnimada, Sinaanta, Nabadda (Somali) and Unity, Equality, Peace (English).
 
    Jul 1858 - 04 Jun 1859  French attempt to acquire Obock.
               11 Mar 1862  France acquires port of Obock (effective 20 May 1862);
                             remains unoccupied until 29 Dec 1883.
                  Jul 1866  French trader Denis de Rivoyre arrives in Obock.
                      1880  French officially delimit the territory of Obock;
                             Arnoux takes over trading concession in Obock.
                      1881  La Compagnie Franco-Éthiopienne and the La Société Française
                             d'Obock et du Golfe Persique founded.
                      1883  Obock colony founded.
               24 Jun 1884  Treaty of protection with Sultan of Tadjoura.
                            Territory of Obock and Protectorate of Tadjoura
                             (Territoire Française d'Obock, Protectorat Tadjoura, Dankils
                             et Somalis).
               09 Aug 1884  Treaty of friendship with Dankali Sultan of Gobad.
               18 Oct 1884  Sultan of Tadjoura cedes Sagallo to Paul Soleillet of La
                             Société Française d'Obock who in turn cedes it to the French
                             Government.
               10 Jan 1885  Sultan of Rahayto, already subject to the influence of the
                             Italian traders in Assab, nevertheless, agrees to recognize
                             French sovereignty over the coast between Ras Ali to
                             Ras Doumeira.
               25 Mar 1885  Accord with Nour Oblé, Ougaz of Gadaboursi, establishing a
                             French protectorate over the Gadaboursis Somalis.
                      1887  Djibouti city founded.
               08 Feb 1889  Moucha Island and Isle of Abou Maya ceded to France.
               09 Feb 1888  French protectorate recognized by Britain.
 06 Jan 1889 - 05 Feb 1889  Russian Cossack adventurer Nikolay Ivanovich Ashinov
                             (b. 1856 - d. 1902) leads a small group of settlers who
                             briefly occupy Sagallo.
               20 May 1896  French Somaliland (Côte Française des Somalis).
 16 Jun 1940 - 28 Dec 1942  Administration loyal to Vichy France
                             (from 28 Dec 1942, Free French).
               27 Oct 1946  Status changed from colony to overseas territory.
               28 Sep 1958  Referendum votes in favor of continued association with
                             France, 75.2%-24.7%.
               19 Mar 1967  Independence referendum supports a continued but looser
                             relationship with France, 60.6%-39.4%
               05 Jul 1967  French Territory of the Afars and Issas
                             (Territoire français des Afars et des Issas).
               08 May 1977  Independence referendum supports independence 99.8%-0.2%
               27 Jun 1977  Independence from France (Republic of Djibouti).
               15 Sep 1992  Constitution.  
 

 
 
  • French Consular Agent (at Aden)
  • Henri Lambert.........................................Jul 1858 - 04 Jun 1859 d. 1859
  • French Trade Agents
  • Barthélemy Louis Denis de Rivoyre.....................Jul 1866 - 1880 d. 1907
  • Pierre Arnoux.............................................1880 - 1883
  • Commissioner
  • Léonce Lagarde, vicomte de Rouffeyroux.............29 Dec 1883 - 24 Jun 1884 d. 1936
  • Commandant
  • Léonce Lagarde, vicomte de Rouffeyroux.............24 Jun 1884 - 07 Aug 1887
  • Governors
  • Léonce Lagarde, vicomte de Rouffeyroux.............07 Aug 1887 - 07 Mar 1899
  • Louis Alexandre Antoine Mizon (acting).............07 Mar 1899 - 11 Mar 1899
  • H.C. de Leschaux (acting)..........................11 Mar 1899 - 20 Apr 1899
  • Alfred Albert Martineau............................20 Apr 1899 - 13 Apr 1900 d. 1945
  • Gabriel Louis Angoulvant (acting)..................13 Apr 1900 - 06 Dec 1900 d. 1932
  • Louis Alphonse Bonhoure............................06 Dec 1900 - May 1904 d. 1909
  • acting for Bonhoure
  • Louis Auguste Bertrand Ormières (1st time).........07 Sep 1901 - 01 Apr 1902 d. 1914
  • Albert Dubarry (1st time)..........................23 May 1903 - 21 Dec 1903 d. 1940
  • Albert Dubarry (2nd time - acting)....................May 1904 - 30 Aug 1904
  • Pierre Hubert Auguste Pascal.......................30 Aug 1904 - 25 Apr 1913 d. 1946
    • acting for Pascal
    • Louis Auguste Bertrand Ormières (2nd time)....10 Sep 1905 - 13 Oct 1905
    • Raphaël Antonetti.............................13 Oct 1905 - 19 May 1906 d. 1938
    • Paul Désiré Patté.............................19 May 1906 - 19 Jun 1906 d. 1919
    • Jean Baptiste Castaing (1st time).............11 Jul 1908 - 05 Jan 1909 d. 1915
    • Jean Baptiste Castaing (2nd time).............11 Jun 1911 - 21 Dec 1911
  • Jean Joseph Henri Carreau (1st time - acting)......25 Apr 1913 - May 1913
  • Jules Adrien Jean Bonhoure............................May 1913 - 02 Mar 1914 d. 1929
  • Fernand Deltel (acting)............................02 Mar 1914 - 07 Feb 1915 d. 1915
  • Jean Joseph Henri Carreau (2nd time - acting)......07 Feb 1915 - 14 Apr 1915
  • Paul Simoni........................................14 Apr 1915 - 19 Sep 1916 d. 1931
  • Jean Joseph Henri Carreau (3rd time - acting)......19 Sep 1916 - 08 Oct 1916
  • Victor Marius Fillon...............................08 Oct 1916 - 28 Aug 1917 d. 1923
  • Édouard Geffriaud (acting).........................28 Aug 1917 - 08 Sep 1918
  • Jules Gérard Auguste Lauret........................08 Sep 1918 - 22 Feb 1924 d. 19..
    • acting for Lauret
    • Lassaigne.....................................03 May 1920 - 29 Jun 1920
    • Edmond Lippman (1st time).....................29 Jun 1920 - 29 Nov 1920
    • Edmond Lippman (2nd time).....................25 May 1922 - 08 Jan 1923
  • Joseph Marie Eugène Joulia (acting)................22 Feb 1924 - 18 May 1924 d. 19..
  • Pierre Aimable Chapon-Baissac......................18 May 1924 - 09 Jul 1934 d. 19..
    • acting for Chapon-Baissac
    • Théophile Antoine Pascal Tellier..............02 Jun 1926 - 07 Feb 1927 d. 1955
    • G. Cochard....................................09 Mar 1929 - 25 Nov 1929
    • Louis Placide Blacher................................1932 - 1934 d. 1960
  • Rauziller (acting).................................09 Jul 1934 - 05 Aug 1934
  • Jules Marcel de Coppet.............................05 Aug 1934 - 30 Jun 1935 d. 1968
  • Joseph François Jean Baptiste (acting).............30 Jun 1935 - 15 Aug 1935 d. 1958
  • His full name: Joseph François Jean Baptiste Albert Fauque de Jonquières.
  • Achille Louis Auguste Silvestre....................15 Aug 1935 - 13 Nov 1935 d. 1937
  • Armand Léon Annet..................................13 Nov 1935 - 22 May 1937 d. 1973
  • Jourdain (acting)..................................22 May 1937 - 15 Jun 1937
  • Marie François Julien Pierre-Alype.................15 Jun 1937 - 30 May 1938 d. 1956
  • He was acting to 19 Mar 1938.
  • Hubert Jules Deschamps.............................30 May 1938 - 03 Aug 1940 d. 1979
  • He was acting to 29 Nov 1938.
  • Gaëtan Loïc Louis Elie Ernest Germain..............03 Aug 1940 - 10 Sep 1940 d. 1956
  • Pierre Marie Elie Louis Nouailhetas................10 Sep 1940 - 12 Oct 1942 d. 1985
  • Auguste Charles Jules Truffert.....................12 Oct 1942 - 04 Dec 1942 d. 1967
  • Edmond Gustave Dupont (acting).....................04 Dec 1942 - 26 Dec 1942 d. 1957
  • Ludovic Chancel –Delegate..........................28 Dec 1942 – 30 Dec 1942 d. 1971
  • Ange Marie Charles André Bayardelle................30 Dec 1942 - 22 Jun 1943 d. 1947
  • Michel Raphaël Antoine Saller......................22 Jun 1943 - 01 May 1944 d. 1976
  • He was acting to 07 Jan 1944.
  • Jean Victor Louis Joseph Chalvet...................01 May 1944 - 30 Apr 1946 d. 1975
    • acting for Chalvet
    • Jean Louis Beyries............................14 May 1945 - Dec 1945 d. 1974
  • Paul Henri Siriex..................................30 Apr 1946 - 01 Mar 1950 d. 2003
  • Numa François Henri Sadoul.........................01 Mar 1950 - 06 Apr 1954 d. 1990
  • Roland Joanes Louis Pré............................06 Apr 1954 - 13 Aug 1954 d. 1980
  • René Jean Albert Petitbon..........................13 Aug 1954 - 1957 d. 1965
  • Maurice Méker.............................................1957 - 22 Jul 1957 d. 1987
  • Governors, Chiefs of the Territory
  • Maurice Méker (continued)..........................22 Jul 1957 - Oct 1958
  • Jacques Marie Julien Compain.......................21 Oct 1958 - 16 Nov 1962 d. 1984
  • René Tirant........................................16 Nov 1962 - 15 Sep 1966 d. ....
  • Louis Joseph Édouard Saget.........................15 Sep 1966 - 03 Jul 1967 d. 2010
 
Currency: Côte Française des Somalis Franc.
From 1884, when the French Somaliland protectorate was established, the French franc circulated alongside the Indian Rupee and the Maria Theresa Thaler. These coexisted with 2 Francs = 1 Rupee and 4.2 Francs = 1 Maria Theresa Thaler. From 1908, Francs circulating in Djibouti were legally fixed at the value of the French Franc. Starting in 1910, banknotes were issued for the then colony by the Bank of Indochina. Chamber of Commerce paper money and tokens were issued between 1919 and 1922. Between 1920 and 1922, the Chamber of Commerce issued tokens struck in zinc, aluminum, bronze and aluminum-bronze in denominations of 5, 10, 25 and 50 centimes and 1 Franc. Shapes included round, hexagonal and octagonal.
In 1948, the first coins were issued specifically for use in Djibouti, in the name of the "Côte Française des Somalis". In 1948, aluminium 1, 2 and 5 Francs were introduced. Aluminium-bronze 20 Francs were introduced in 1952, followed by 10 Francs in 1965. In 1949, an independent Djiboutian Franc came into being when the local currency was pegged to the US Dollar at a rate of 214.392 Francs = 1 Dollar. This was the value which the French Franc had had under the Bretton Woods system until a few months before. Consequently, the Djiboutian economy was not affected by the further devaluations of the French Franc. In 1952, the Public Treasury took over the production of paper money.
 
1948
 

KM#4 Franc. Year: 1948. Weight 1.30 grams [1.30 grams]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (wing), France.
Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE UNION FRANÇAISE" (French Republic French Union) written in the top section. Marianne head facing left, wearing a winged phrygian cap in the center. Four ships in the background. Date "1948" at the bottom, followed by privy mark. "L.BAZOR" written below the three ships on the left and "GB" written below the ship on the right. Reverse: "COTE FRANÇAISE DES SOMALIS" (French Somaliland) written at the top section. Head of a waterbuck (large Lyre antelope) divided the Value "1 F" in the center. 20 Palm leaves spread at top between long horns. On both side of antelope head, has a shell with fish underneath. Pearls and Sea Shells necklace at the bottom. Mintage: 200,000 (including 1949 issue). Mintage Years: One Year type. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

Pattern issues:
KM# E1 Copper-Nickel. Weight: 5.30g. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Mintage: 2,000. "ESSAI" written above date.
KM# PE1 Aluminum (Piedfort Essai). Diameter: 23.00 mm. Mintage: 104. "ESSAI" written above date.

KM#5 2 Francs. Year: 1948. Weight 2.20 grams [2.20 grams]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (wing), France.
Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE UNION FRANÇAISE" (French Republic French Union) written in the top section. Marianne head facing left, wearing a winged phrygian cap in the center. Four ships in the background. Date "1948" at the bottom, followed by privy mark. "L.BAZOR" written below the three ships on the left and "GB" written below the ship on the right. Reverse: "COTE FRANÇAISE DES SOMALIS" (French Somaliland) written at the top section. Head of a waterbuck (large Lyre antelope) divided the Value "2 FR.S" in the center. 20 Palm leaves spread at top between long horns. On both side of antelope head, has a shell with fish underneath. Pearls and Sea Shells necklace at the bottom. Mintage: 200,000 (including 1949 issue). Mintage Years: One Year type. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

Pattern issues:
KM# E2 Copper-Nickel. Weight: 10.30g. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Mintage: 2,000. "ESSAI" written above date.
KM# PE2 Aluminum (Piedfort Essai). Diameter: 27.00 mm. Mintage: 104. "ESSAI" written above date.

KM#6 5 Francs. Year: 1948. Weight 3.74 grams [3.80 grams]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (wing), France. Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE UNION FRANÇAISE" (French Republic French Union) written in the top section. Marianne head facing left, wearing a winged phrygian cap in the center. Four ships in the background. Date "1948" at the bottom, followed by privy mark. "L.BAZOR" written below the three ships on the left and "GB" written below the ship on the right. Reverse: "COTE FRANÇAISE DES SOMALIS" (French Somaliland) written at the top section. Head of a waterbuck (large Lyre antelope) divided the Value "5 FR.S" in the center. 20 Palm leaves spread at top between long horns. On both side of antelope head, has a shell with fish underneath. Pearls and Sea Shells necklace at the bottom. Mintage: 500,000. Mintage Years: One Year type. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

Pattern issues:
KM# E3 Copper-Nickel. Weight: 15.20g. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Mintage: 2,000. "ESSAI" written above date.
KM# PE3 Aluminum (Piedfort Essai). Diameter: 31.00 mm. Mintage: 104. "ESSAI" written above date.

The waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) is a large antelope found widely in sub-Saharan Africa. It is placed in the genus Kobus of the family Bovidae. It was first described by Irish naturalist William Ogilby in 1833. The thirteen subspecies are grouped under two varieties: the common or Ellisprymnus waterbuck and the Defassa waterbuck. The head-and-body length is typically between 177–235 cm (70–93 in) and the average height is between 120 and 136 cm (47 and 54 in). A sexually dimorphic antelope, males are taller as well as heavier than females. Males reach approximately 127 cm (50 in) at the shoulder, while females reach 119 cm (47 in). Males typically weigh 198–262 kg (437–578 lb) and females 161–214 kg (355–472 lb). The coat colour varies from brown to grey. The long, spiral horns, present only on males, curve backward, then forward and are 55–99 cm (22–39 in) long.
Waterbuck are rather sedentary in nature. A gregarious animal, the waterbuck may form herds consisting of 6 to 30 individuals. These groups are either nursery herds with females and their offspring or bachelor herds. Males start showing territorial behaviour from the age of five years, but are most dominant from the age of six to nine. The waterbuck cannot tolerate dehydration in hot weather, and thus inhabits areas close to sources of water. Predominantly a grazer, the waterbuck is mostly found on grassland. In equatorial regions, breeding takes place throughout the year, but births are at their peak in the rainy season. The gestational period lasts for seven to eight months, followed by the birth of a single calf.

 
1949
 

Same as KM#4 Franc, but...

Year: 1949. Weight 1.30 grams [1.30 grams]. Mintage: 200,000 (including 1948 issue).

Same as KM#5 2 Francs, but...

Year: 1949. Weight 2.20 grams [2.30 grams]. Mintage: 200,000 (including 1948 issue).

 
 
1952
 

KM#7 20 Francs. Year: 1952. Weight 4.07 grams [3.70 grams]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 23.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (wing), France.
Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE UNION FRANÇAISE" (French Republic French Union) written in the top section. Marianne head facing left, wearing a winged phrygian cap in the center. Four ships in the background. Date "1952" at the bottom, followed by privy mark. "L.BAZOR" written below the three ships on the left and "GB" written below the ship on the right. Reverse: "COTE FRANÇAISE DES SOMALIS" (French Somaliland) written at the top section. Value "20 FRANCS" in at the upper center part. Two dhows, a ocean liner and a crane loading goods in the lower center part. Pearls and Sea Shells necklace at the bottom. Mintage: 500,000. Mintage Years: One Year type. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

Pattern issues:
KM# E4 Aluminum-Bronze. Weight: 3.70g. Diameter: 23.50 mm. Mintage: 1,200. "ESSAI" written above behind the phrygian cap vertically (top to bottom).
KM# PE4 Aluminum-Bronze (Piedfort Essai). Diameter: 23.50 mm. Mintage: 104. "ESSAI" written behind the phrygian cap vertically (top to bottom).

 
1959
 

KM#8 Franc. Year: 1959. Weight 1.28 grams [1.30 grams]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 22.80 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (owl), France.
Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE" (Republic) written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" (French) written on the right side clockwise. Marianne head facing left, wearing a winged phrygian cap in the center. Four ships in the background. Date "1959" at the bottom, followed by privy mark. "L.BAZOR" written below the three ships on the left and "GB" written below the ship on the right. Reverse: "COTE FRANÇAISE DES SOMALIS" (French Somaliland) written at the top section. Head of a waterbuck (large Lyre antelope) divided the Value "1 F" in the center. 20 Palm leaves spread at top between long horns. On both side of antelope head, has a shell with fish underneath. Pearls and Sea Shells necklace at the bottom. Mintage: 500,000. Mintage Years: 1959 and 1965. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

KM#9 2 Francs. Year: 1959. Weight 2.18 grams [2.20 grams]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (owl), France.

Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE" (Republic) written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" (French) written on the right side clockwise. Marianne head facing left, wearing a winged phrygian cap in the center. Four ships in the background. Date "1959" at the bottom, followed by privy mark. "L.BAZOR" written below the three ships on the left and "GB" written below the ship on the right. Reverse: "COTE FRANÇAISE DES SOMALIS" (French Somaliland) written at the top section. Head of a waterbuck (large Lyre antelope) divided the Value "2 FR.S" in the center. 20 Palm leaves spread at top between long horns. On both side of antelope head, has a shell with fish underneath. Pearls and Sea Shells necklace at the bottom. Mintage: 200,000. Mintage Years: 1959 and 1965. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

KM#10 5 Francs. Year: 1959. Weight 3.72 grams [3.80 grams]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (owl), France. Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE" (Republic) written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" (French) written on the right side clockwise. Marianne head facing left, wearing a winged phrygian cap in the center. Four ships in the background. Date "1959" at the bottom, followed by privy mark. "L.BAZOR" written below the three ships on the left and "GB" written below the ship on the right. Reverse: "COTE FRANÇAISE DES SOMALIS" (French Somaliland) written at the top section. Head of a waterbuck (large Lyre antelope) divided the Value "5 FR.S" in the center. 20 Palm leaves spread at top between long horns. On both side of antelope head, has a shell with fish underneath. Pearls and Sea Shells necklace at the bottom. Mintage: 500,000. Mintage Years: 1959 and 1965. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

 
1965
 

Same as KM#8 Franc, but...

Year: 1965. Weight 1.30 grams. Mintage: 200,000.

Same as KM#9 2 Francs, but...

Year: 1965. Weight 2.21 grams. Mintage: 240,000.

Same as KM#10 5 Francs, but...

Year: 1965. Weight 3.80 grams. Mintage: 200,000.

KM#11 10 Francs. Year: 1965. Weight 3.01 grams [3.00 grams]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (owl), France.
Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE" (Republic) written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" (French) written on the right side clockwise. Marianne head facing left, wearing a winged phrygian cap in the center. Four ships in the background. Date "1965" at the bottom, followed by privy mark. "L.BAZOR" written below the three ships on the left and "GB" written below the ship on the right. Reverse: "COTE FRANÇAISE DES SOMALIS" (French Somaliland) written at the top section. Value "10 FRANCS" in at the upper center part. Two dhows, a ocean liner and a crane loading goods in the lower center part. Pearls and Sea Shells necklace at the bottom. Mintage: 250,000. Mintage Years: One Year type. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

KM# E5 10 Francs 1965 ESSAI also exits with same specification. Mintage: 2,000.

KM#12 20 Francs. Year: 1965. Weight 4.01 grams [4.00 grams]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 23.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (owl), France.
Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE" (Republic) written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" (French) written on the right side clockwise. Marianne head facing left, wearing a winged phrygian cap in the center. Four ships in the background. Date "1965" at the bottom, followed by privy mark. "L.BAZOR" written below the three ships on the left and "GB" written below the ship on the right. Reverse: "COTE FRANÇAISE DES SOMALIS" (French Somaliland) written at the top section. Value "20 FRANCS" in at the upper center part. Two dhows, a ocean liner and a crane loading goods in the lower center part. Pearls and Sea Shells necklace at the bottom. Mintage: 200,000. Mintage Years: One Year type. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.
 
 
  • High Commissioners (Afars and The Issas)
  • Louis Joseph Édouard Saget (continued).............03 Jul 1967 - 05 Feb 1969
  • Dominique Ponchardier..............................05 Feb 1969 - 21 Aug 1971 d. 1986
  • Georges Thiercy....................................21 Aug 1971 - 01 Aug 1974 d. 1915
  • Christian Dablanc..................................01 Aug 1974 - 09 Feb 1976 d. 1989
  • Camille d'Ornano...................................09 Feb 1976 - 27 Jun 1977 d. 1989
 
Currency: Afras and The Issas Franc.
In 1967 to the French Territory of the Afars and the Issas was reflected on both the territory's coins and notes. In 1971 and 1973, the Franc was revalued against the US dollar, first to a rate of 197.466 to the Dollar, then 177.721, a rate which has been maintained ever since. A further change in coin and banknote design followed independence in 1977. Cupro-nickel 50 and 100 Francs coins were introduced in 1970.
 
1968
 

KM#13 2 Francs. Year: 1968. Weight 2.19 grams [2.20 grams]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (owl), France.
Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE" (Republic) written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" (French) written on the right side clockwise. Marianne head facing left, wearing a winged phrygian cap in the center. Four ships in the background. Date "1968" at the bottom, followed by privy mark. "L.BAZOR" written below the three ships on the left and "GB" written below the ship on the right. Reverse: "TERRITOIRE FRANCAIS DES AFARS ET DES ISSAS" (French Territory of Afars and The Issas) written in circular form near the border. Head of a waterbuck (large Lyre antelope) divided the Value "2 FR." in the center. 20 Palm leaves spread at top between long horns. Dot at the bottom. Mintage: 100,000. Mintage Years: 1968 and 1975. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

KM# E1 2 Francs 1968 ESSAI also exits with same specification. Mintage: 1,700.

KM#14 5 Francs. Year: 1968. Weight 3.80 grams [3.80 grams]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (owl), France. Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE" (Republic) written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" (French) written on the right side clockwise. Marianne head facing left, wearing a winged phrygian cap in the center. Four ships in the background. Date "1968" at the bottom, followed by privy mark. "L.BAZOR" written below the three ships on the left and "GB" written below the ship on the right. Reverse: "TERRITOIRE FRANCAIS DES AFARS ET DES ISSAS" (French Territory of Afars and The Issas) written in circular form near the border. Head of a waterbuck (large Lyre antelope) divided the Value "5 FR." in the center. 20 Palm leaves spread at top between long horns. Dot at the bottom. Mintage: 100,000. Mintage Years: 1968 and 1975. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

KM# E2 5 Francs 1968 ESSAI also exits with same specification. Mintage: 1,700.

KM#15 20 Francs. Year: 1968. Weight 4.02 grams [4.00 grams]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 23.25 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (owl), France.
Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE" (Republic) written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" (French) written on the right side clockwise. Marianne head facing left, wearing a winged phrygian cap in the center. Four ships in the background. Date "1968" at the bottom, followed by privy mark. "L.BAZOR" written below the three ships on the left and "GB" written below the ship on the right. Reverse: "TERRITOIRE FRANCAIS DES AFARS ET DES ISSAS" (French Territory of Afars and The Issas) written in circular form near the border. Value "20 FRANCS" in at the upper center part. Two dhows, a ocean liner and a crane loading goods in the lower center part. Dot at the bottom. Mintage: 300,000. Mintage Years: 1968 and 1975. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

KM# E3 20 Francs 1969 ESSAI also exits with same specification. Mintage: 1,700.

 
1969
 

KM#16 Franc. Year: 1969. Weight 1.30 grams [1.30 grams]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (owl), France.
Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE" (Republic) written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" (French) written on the right side clockwise. Marianne head facing left, wearing a winged phrygian cap in the center. Four ships in the background. Date "1969" at the bottom, followed by privy mark. "L.BAZOR" written below the three ships on the left and "GB" written below the ship on the right. Reverse: "TERRITOIRE FRANCAIS DES AFARS ET DES ISSAS" (French Territory of Afars and The Issas) written in circular form near the border. Head of a waterbuck (large Lyre antelope) divided the Value "1 F" in the center. 20 Palm leaves spread at top between long horns. Dot at the bottom. Mintage: 100,000. Mintage Years: 1969, 1971 and 1975. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

KM# E4 Franc 1969 ESSAI also exits with same specification. Mintage: 3,400.

KM#17 10 Francs. Year: 1969. Weight 3.00 grams [3.00 grams]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (owl), France.
Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE" (Republic) written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" (French) written on the right side clockwise. Marianne head facing left, wearing a winged phrygian cap in the center. Four ships in the background. Date "1969" at the bottom, followed by privy mark. "L.BAZOR" written below the three ships on the left and "GB" written below the ship on the right. Reverse: "TERRITOIRE FRANCAIS DES AFARS ET DES ISSAS" (French Territory of Afars and The Issas) written in circular form near the border. Value "10 FRANCS" in at the upper center part. Two dhows, a ocean liner and a crane loading goods in the lower center part. Dot at the bottom. Mintage: 100,000. Mintage Years: 1969, 1970 and 1975. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

KM# E5 10 Francs 1969 ESSAI also exits with same specification. Mintage: 1,700.

 
1970
 

Same as KM#17 10 Francs, but...

Year: 1970. Weight 2.92 grams. Mintage: 300,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (owl), France.

KM#18 50 Francs. Year: 1970. Weight 7.00 grams [7.00 grams]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (owl), France.
Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE" (Republic) written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" (French) written on the right side clockwise. Marianne head facing left, wearing a winged phrygian cap in the center. Date "1970" at the bottom, followed by privy mark. "R.JOLY" written below the Marianne head.

Reverse: "TERRITOIRE·FRANÇAIS·DES·AFARS·ET·DES·ISSAS" (French Territory of Afars and The Issas) written in circular form near the border. Pair of dromedary camels: one standing, the other kneeling down; Value "50 F" above. Mintage: 600,000. Mintage Years: 1970 and 1975. Engraver: Raymond Joly.

KM# E6 50 Francs 1970 ESSAI also exits with same specification. Mintage: 1,700.

KM#19 100 Francs. Year: 1970. Weight 11.93 grams [11.90 grams]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 30.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (owl), France. Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE" (Republic) written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" (French) written on the right side clockwise. Marianne head facing left, wearing a winged phrygian cap in the center. Date "1970" at the bottom, followed by privy mark. "R.JOLY" written below the Marianne head.

Reverse: "TERRITOIRE·FRANÇAIS·DES·AFARS·ET·DES·ISSAS" (French Territory of Afars and The Issas) written in circular form near the border. Pair of dromedary camels: one standing, the other kneeling down; Value "100 F" above. Mintage: 600,000. Mintage Years: 1970 and 1975. Engraver: Raymond Joly.

KM# E7 100 Francs 1970 ESSAI also exits with same specification. Mintage: 1,700.

 
1971
 

Same as KM#16 Franc, but...

Year: 1971. Weight 1.30 grams. Mintage: 100,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (owl), France.

 
1975
 

Same as KM#16 Franc, but...

Year: 1975. Weight 1.30 grams. Mintage: 300,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin), France.

Same as KM#13 2 Francs, but...

Year: 1975. Weight 2.20 grams. Mintage: 180,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin), France.

Same as KM#14 5 Francs, but...

Year: 1975. Weight 2.20 grams. Mintage: 300,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin), France.

Same as KM#17 10 Francs, but...

Year: 1975. Weight 3.00 grams. Mintage: 360,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin), France. 

Same as KM#15 20 Francs, but...

Year: 1975. Weight 4.00 grams. Mintage: 300,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin), France.  

Same as KM#18 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1975. Weight 7.00 grams. Mintage: 180,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin), France. 

Same as KM#19 100 Francs, but...

Year: 1975. Weight 11.70 grams. Mintage: 400,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris (dolphin), France. 

 
 
  • Presidents
  • Hassan Gouled Aptidon (Issa).......................27 Jun 1977 - 08 May 1999 d. 2006
  • Ismail Omar Guelleh (Issa).........................08 May 1999 - date
  • Vice presidents of the Government Council
  • Mahamoud Harbi Farah (Issa)...........................Jul 1957 - Dec 1958 d. 1960
  • Hassan Gouled Aptidon (Issa)..........................Dec 1958 - Apr 1959
  • Ahmed Dini Ahmed (Afar)...............................May 1959 - Jun 1960 d. 2004
  • Ali Aref Bourhan (Afar)...............................Jun 1960 - Nov 1966
  • Abdallah Mohamed Kamil (Afar)......................05 Nov 1966 - Apr 1967
  • Ali Aref Bourhan (Afar)............................27 Apr 1967 - 07 Jul 1967
  • Presidents of the Government Council
  • Ali Aref Bourhan (Afar)............................07 Jul 1967 - 29 Jul 1976
  • Abdallah Mohamed Kamil (Afar)......................29 Jul 1976 - 18 May 1977
  • Prime ministers
  • Hassan Gouled Aptidon (Issa).......................18 May 1977 - 12 Jul 1977
  • Ahmed Dini Ahmed (Afar)............................12 Jul 1977 - 05 Feb 1978
  • Abdallah Mohamed Kamil (Afar)......................05 Feb 1978 - 02 Oct 1978
  • Barkat Gourad Hamadou (Afar).......................02 Oct 1978 - 07 Mar 2001 d. 2018
  • Dileita Mohamed Dileita (Afar).....................07 Mar 2001 - 01 Apr 2013
  • Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed (Afar)...................01 Apr 2013 - date
 
Currency: Djibouti Franc.
The Djiboutian franc (Arabic: فرنك‎) is the currency of Djibouti. Its ISO 4217 currency code is DJF. Historically, it was subdivided into 100 centimes. Aluminium-Bronze 500 francs added in 1989. From 2013, new coins of 250 francs were put in circulation to complement the other denominations. Pegged with U.S. Dollar = 177.721 Francs since 1973.
 
 
1977
 

KM#20 Franc. Year: 1977. Weight 1.31 grams [1.30 grams]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France.
Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE DE DJIBOUTI" (Republic of Djibouti) written in circular form near the border. A laurel wreath around Djibouti coat of arms in the center: Two fists holding a knife, a round shield over a spear and a star on the top. Date "1977" at the bottom. Reverse: "UNITE ··· EGALITE ··· PAIX" (Unity ··· Equality ··· Peace) written in circular form near the border. Head of a waterbuck (large Lyre antelope / Kobus ellipsiprymnus) divided the Value "1 F" in the center. 20 Palm leaves spread at top between long horns like headdress. On both side of antelope head, has a shell with fish underneath. Dot at the bottom with mint marks on both sides. Mintage: 300,000. Mintage Years: 1977, 1996, 1997 and 1999. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor (Reverse side).

KM# E1 Franc 1977 ESSAI also exits with same specification. Mintage: 1,700.

KM#21 2 Francs. Year: 1977. Weight 2.20 grams [2.20 grams]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France.
Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE DE DJIBOUTI" (Republic of Djibouti) written in circular form near the border. A laurel wreath around Djibouti coat of arms in the center: Two fists holding a knife, a round shield over a spear and a star on the top. Date "1977" at the bottom. Reverse: "UNITE ··· EGALITE ··· PAIX" (Unity ··· Equality ··· Peace) written in circular form near the border. Head of a waterbuck (large Lyre antelope / Kobus ellipsiprymnus) divided the Value "2 FR." in the center. 20 Palm leaves spread at top between long horns like headdress. On both side of antelope head, has a shell with fish underneath. Dot at the bottom with mint marks on both sides. Mintage: 200,000. Mintage Years: 1977, 1991, 1996, 1997 and 1999. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor (Reverse side).

KM# E2 2 Francs 1977 ESSAI also exits with same specification. Mintage: 1,700.

KM#22 5 Francs. Year: 1977. Weight 3.80 grams [3.80 grams]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France. Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE DE DJIBOUTI" (Republic of Djibouti) written in circular form near the border. A laurel wreath around Djibouti coat of arms in the center: Two fists holding a knife, a round shield over a spear and a star on the top. Date "1977" at the bottom. Reverse: "UNITE ··· EGALITE ··· PAIX" (Unity ··· Equality ··· Peace) written in circular form near the border. Head of a waterbuck (large Lyre antelope / Kobus ellipsiprymnus) divided the Value "5 FR." in the center. 20 Palm leaves spread at top between long horns like headdress. On both side of antelope head, has a shell with fish underneath. Dot at the bottom with mint marks on both sides. Mintage: 700,000. Mintage Years: 1977, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997 and 1999. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor (Reverse side).

KM# E3 5 Francs 1977 ESSAI also exits with same specification. Mintage: 1,700.

KM#23 10 Francs. Year: 1977. Weight 3.01 grams [3.00 grams]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France.
Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE DE DJIBOUTI" (Republic of Djibouti) written in circular form near the border. A laurel wreath around Djibouti coat of arms in the center: Two fists holding a knife, a round shield over a spear and a star on the top. Date "1977" at the bottom. Reverse: "UNITE · EGALITE · PAIX" (Unity · Equality · Peace) written in circular form near the border. Value "10 FRANCS" in at the upper center part. Two dhows, a ocean liner and a crane loading goods in the lower center part. Dot at the bottom with mint marks on both sides. Mintage: 1,100,000. Mintage Years: 1977, 1983, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2017. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

KM# E4 10 Francs 1977 ESSAI also exits with same specification. Mintage: 1,700.

KM#24 20 Francs. Year: 1977. Weight 4.00 grams [4.00 grams]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 23.25 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France.
Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE DE DJIBOUTI" (Republic of Djibouti) written in circular form near the border. A laurel wreath around Djibouti coat of arms in the center: Two fists holding a knife, a round shield over a spear and a star on the top. Date "1977" at the bottom. Reverse: "UNITE · EGALITE · PAIX" (Unity · Equality · Peace) written in circular form near the border. Value "20 FRANCS" in at the upper center part. Two dhows, a ocean liner and a crane loading goods in the lower center part. Dot at the bottom with mint marks on both sides. Mintage: 700,000. Mintage Years: 1977, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2007, 2010, 2016 and 2017. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

KM# E5 20 Francs 1977 ESSAI also exits with same specification. Mintage: 1,700.

KM#25 50 Francs. Year: 1977. Weight 7.01 grams [7.00 grams]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France.
Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE DE DJIBOUTI" (Republic of Djibouti) written in circular form near the border. A laurel wreath around Djibouti coat of arms in the center: Two fists holding a knife, a round shield over a spear and a star on the top. Date "1977" at the bottom. Reverse: "UNITE ··· EGALITE ··· PAIX" (Unity ··· Equality ··· Peace) written in circular form near the border. Pair of dromedary camels: one standing, the other kneeling down; Value "50 F" above. Dot at the bottom with mint marks on both sides. Mintage: 500,000. Mintage Years: 1977, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1997, 1999, 2007, 2010, 2016 and 2017. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

KM# E6 50 Francs 1977 ESSAI also exits with same specification. Mintage: 1,700.

KM#26 100 Francs. Year: 1977. Weight 12.03 grams [12.00 grams]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 30.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France. Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE DE DJIBOUTI" (Republic of Djibouti) written in circular form near the border. A laurel wreath around Djibouti coat of arms in the center: Two fists holding a knife, a round shield over a spear and a star on the top. Date "1977" at the bottom. Reverse: "UNITE ··· EGALITE ··· PAIX" (Unity ··· Equality ··· Peace) written in circular form near the border. Pair of dromedary camels: one standing, the other kneeling down; Value "100 F" above. Dot at the bottom with mint marks on both sides. Mintage: 1,500,000. Mintage Years: 1977, 1983, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2017. Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor.

KM# E7 100 Francs 1977 ESSAI also exits with same specification. Mintage: 1,700.

 
1982
 

Same as KM#24 20 Francs, but...

Year: 1982. Weight 3.99 grams. Mintage: 300,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France.

Same as KM#25 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1982. Weight 7.01 grams. Mintage: 165,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France.

 
1983
 

Same as KM#23 10 Francs, but...

Year: 1983. Weight 3.01 grams. Mintage: 900,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France.

Same as KM#24 20 Francs, but...

Year: 1983. Weight 3.97 grams. Mintage: 600,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France.

Same as KM#25 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1983. Weight 7.03 grams. Mintage: 250,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France.

Same as KM#26 100 Francs, but...

Year: 1983. Weight 12.00 grams. Mintage: N/A. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France.

This coin is not confirmed.

 
1986
 

Same as KM#22 5 Francs, but...

Year: 1986. Weight 3.82 grams. Mintage: 45,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France.

Same as KM#24 20 Francs, but...

Year: 1986. Weight 3.97 grams. Mintage: 200,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France.

Same as KM#25 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1986. Weight 6.99 grams. Mintage: 150,000. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France.

 
1989
 

Same as KM#22 5 Francs, but...

Year: 1989. Weight 3.82 grams. Mintage: 100,000.

Same as KM#23 10 Francs, but...

Year: 1989. Weight 2.98 grams. Mintage: 350,000.

Same as KM#25 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1989. Weight 6.95 grams. Mintage: 100,000.

KM#27 100 Francs. Year: 1989. Weight 12.82 grams [13.00 grams]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 27.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France.

Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE DE DJIBOUTI" (Republic of Djibouti) written in circular form near the border. A laurel wreath around Djibouti coat of arms in the center: Two fists holding a knife, a round shield over a spear and a star on the top. Date "1989" at the bottom. Reverse: Value "500 FRANCS" in two lines in the center. Wreath on both sides. Motto "UNITÉ ÉGALITÉ PAIX" (Unity Equality Peace) written in three lines at the bottom. Mint marks on both sides of the word "UNITÉ". Mintage: 300,000. Mintage Years: 1989, 1991, 1997, 1999, and 2010.

 
1991
 

Same as KM#21 2 Francs, but...

Year: 1991. Weight 2.20 grams. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#22 5 Francs, but...

Year: 1991. Weight 3.81 grams. Mintage: 2,000,000.

Same as KM#23 10 Francs, but...

Year: 1991. Weight 3.01 grams. Mintage: 1,150,000.

Same as KM#24 20 Francs, but...

Year: 1991. Weight 4.07 grams. Mintage: 800,000.

Same as KM#25 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1991. Weight 7.06 grams. Mintage: 900,000.

Same as KM#26 100 Francs, but...

Year: 1991. Weight 12.05 grams. Mintage: 1,200,000.

Same as KM#27 500 Francs, but...

Year: 1991. Weight 12.98 grams. Mintage: 550,000.

 
1996
 

Same as KM#20 Franc, but...

Year: 1996. Weight 1.28 grams. Mintage: 60,000.

Same as KM#21 2 Francs, but...

Year: 1996. Weight 2.19 grams. Mintage: 45,000.

Same as KM#22 5 Francs, but...

Year: 1996. Weight 3.80 grams. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#23 10 Francs, but...

Year: 1996. Weight 3.02 grams. Mintage: 500,000.

Same as KM#24 20 Francs, but...

Year: 1996. Weight 4.03 grams. Mintage: 500,000.

Same as KM#26 100 Francs, but...

Year: 1996. Weight 12.00 grams. Mintage: N/A.

 
1997
 

Same as KM#20 Franc, but...

Year: 1997. Weight 1.31 grams. Mintage: 350.

Same as KM#21 2 Francs, but...

Year: 1997. Weight 2.22 grams. Mintage: 350.

Same as KM#22 5 Francs, but...

Year: 1997. Weight 3.69 grams. Mintage: 350.

Same as KM#23 10 Francs, but...

Year: 1997. Weight 3.01 grams. Mintage: 350.

Same as KM#24 20 Francs, but...

Year: 1997. Weight 4.02 grams. Mintage: 350.

Same as KM#25 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1997. Weight 7.05 grams. Mintage: 350.

Same as KM#26 100 Francs, but...

Year: 1997. Weight 12.02 grams. Mintage: 350.

Same as KM#27 500 Francs, but...

Year: 1997. Weight 13.00 grams. Mintage: 350.

 
1999
 

Same as KM#20 Franc, but...

Year: 1999. Weight 1.30 grams. Mintage: 20,000.

Same as KM#21 2 Francs, but...

Year: 1999. Weight 2.23 grams. Mintage: 20,000.

Same as KM#22 5 Francs, but...

Year: 1999. Weight 3.80 grams. Mintage: 1,800.

Same as KM#23 10 Francs, but...

Year: 1999. Weight 2.99 grams. Mintage: 1,800.

Same as KM#24 20 Francs, but...

Year: 1999. Weight 4.00 grams. Mintage: 600,000.

Same as KM#25 50 Francs, but...

Year: 1999. Weight 7.02 grams. Mintage: 500,000.

Same as KM#26 100 Francs, but...

Year: 1999. Weight 12.00 grams. Mintage: 1,800.

Same as KM#27 500 Francs, but...

Year: 1999. Weight 13.00 grams. Mintage: 1,800.

 
ND (2002)
 

Medallic coin without face value issue on 25th Anniversary of Djibouti's Independence.

Year: ND (2002). Weight 17.68 grams. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 33.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: "RÉPUBLIQUE DE DJIBOUTI" (Republic of Djibouti) written in circular form near the border on the top right side. Djibouti Flag and Coat of Arms overlapping in the center. Dates "1977-2002" at the bottom. Reverse: "UNITÉ  ··· EGALITÉ  ··· PAIX" (Unity ··· Equality ··· Peace) written in circular form near the border on the left side. Knight looking up and raising a thick spear and holding a shield in the center. "25ème ANNIVERSAIRE DE L'INDÉPENDANCE" written in three lines above Knight's head. Mintage: N/A. Mintage Years: One year type.

 
2004
 

Same as KM#23 10 Francs, but...

Year: 2004. Weight 3.02 grams. Mintage: 850,000.

Same as KM#26 100 Francs, but...

Year: 2004. Weight 11.99 grams. Mintage: N/A.

 
2007
 

Same as KM#23 10 Francs, but...

Year: 2007. Weight 3.00 grams. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#24 20 Francs, but...

Year: 2007. Weight 3.98 grams. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#25 50 Francs, but...

Year: 2007. Weight 7.00 grams. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#26 100 Francs, but...

Year: 2007. Weight 12.00 grams. Mintage: N/A.

 
2010
 

Same as KM#23 10 Francs, but...

Year: 2010. Weight 2.99 grams. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#24 20 Francs, but...

Year: 2010. Weight 4.04 grams. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#25 50 Francs, but...

Year: 2010. Weight 6.95 grams. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#26 100 Francs, but...

Year: 2010. Weight 11.97 grams. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#27 500 Francs, but...

Year: 2010. Weight 13.03 grams. Mintage: N/A.

Mint marks are on both sides of the Date on the Obverse side of this issue instead of Reverse side besides "UNITÉ".

 
2012
 

KM#42 250 Francs. Year: 2012. Weight 9.94 grams [10.00 grams]. Metal: Bi-Metallic; Copper-Nickel in center and Brass ring. Diameter: 29.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Monnaie de Paris, France. Obverse: "REPUBLIQUE DE DJIBOUTI" (Republic of Djibouti) written in circular form near the border. A laurel wreath around Djibouti coat of arms in the center: Two fists holding a knife, a round shield over a spear and a star on the top. Date "1989" at the bottom with mint marks on both sides. Reverse: Djibouti francolin (Pternistis ochropectus) standing and facing right in the center. Value "250 FRANCS" written besides the bird's feet. Motto "UNITÉ" (Unity) written at the left side, "ÉGALITÉ" written at the top right side and "PAIX" written at the bottom. These words are separated by four dots (Unity ··· Equality ··· Peace) written in outer circle. Mintage: N/A. Mintage Years: One year type.

The Djibouti francolin (Pternistis ochropectus) or Djiboutian francolin is one of over forty species of francolins, a group of birds in the Phasianidae family. It is critically endangered and found only in Djibouti, a nation in the Horn of Africa. It is called Gogorri in Somali and Kokaaqe in Afar languages. It is endemic and lives only in the Monts Goda and Mabla (Day and Medeho forests). This species is grayish-brown overall with white stripes and streaks on its underparts which become finer towards the upperparts. It has black markings on the head and a gray crown and has a short tail. It is 35 cm (1.15 ft) in length, and weighs 940 g (33 oz).
Its natural habitat is high altitude subtropical or tropical dry forests composed primarily of African juniper. However, the juniper forests preferred by the francolin are dying, so it may be found in other habitats, such as box-tree forests. This bird is only known from two locations in Djibouti, one of which is largely unsurveyed. It can be found in small groups and is extremely shy. It is known to feed on berries, seeds, and termites, and it breeds between December and February. It is considered a critically endangered species because it underwent a 90% population decline in twenty years. The degrading of its juniper habitat through man-made disturbances, such as overgrazing, is a major threat to the francolin's survival. Ongoing conservation work includes the restoration of some juniper forest, and surveys to obtain accurate population counts and to raise awareness.

 
2013
 

Same as KM#23 10 Francs, but...

Year: 2013. Weight 3.01 grams. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#26 100 Francs, but...

Year: 2010. Weight 11.91 grams. Mintage: N/A.

 
2016
 

Same as KM#23 10 Francs, but...

Year: 2016. Weight 3.00 grams. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#24 20 Francs, but...

Year: 2016. Weight 4.00 grams. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#25 50 Francs, but...

Year: 2016. Weight 7.00 grams. Mintage: N/A.

 
2017
 

Same as KM#23 10 Francs, but...

Year: 2017. Weight 3.00 grams. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#24 20 Francs, but...

Year: 2017. Weight 3.97 grams. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#25 50 Francs, but...

Year: 2017. Weight 7.00 grams. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#26 100 Francs, but...

Year: 2017. Weight 11.97 grams. Mintage: N/A.

 
 
Tadjoura
 
             c.1450  Tadjoura sultanate.
        1415 - 1559  under suzerainty of the Adal sultanate.
        24 Jun 1884  French protectorate.
        27 Jun 1977  Part of independent Djibouti.
 
  • Ifat Sultanate..............................................1285 – 1415
  • Adal Sultanate..............................................1415 – 1559
  • Egypt Eyalet................................................1559 – 1882
  • Sultans
  • Asa Kamil..........................................................c. 1450
  • Shehem.............................................................c. 1480
  • Hindiwan...........................................................c. 1510
  • Hamad..............................................................c. 1540
  • Hummad.............................................................c. 1570
  • Mahammad...........................................................c. 1600
  • Burhan bin Muhammad................................................c. 1620
  • Dini bin Muhammad..................................................c. 1630
  • Kamil bin Burhan...................................................c. 1655
  • Hamad bin Dini (or Muhammad bin Dini)..............................c. 1655
  • Musa bin Kamil.....................................................c. 1680
  • Dini bin Hamad (or Nasser bin Hamad)...............................c. 1680
  • Hamad bin Musa.....................................................c. 1705
  • Muhammad bin Dini..................................................c. 1705
  • Muhammad bin Hamad.................................................c. 1740
  • Hamad bin Naser....................................................c. 1770
  • Hummad bin Muhammad................................................c. 1770
  • Mandaytu bin Hamad.......................................c. 1800 - 1820
  • Ad'allom Muhammad bin Hummad................................1821 - 1859
  • Muhammad bin Mandaytu.......................................1860 - 09 Mar 1862
  • Hummad bin Ad'allom Muhammad................................1863 - 1879
  • Hummad bin Muhammad.........................................1880 - 24 Aug 1912
  • Muhammad bin Arbahim.................................02 Dec 1913 - 06 Aug 1927
  • Hummad bin Muhammad bin Arbahim.........................Dec 1928 - 21 Apr 1962
  • Habib bin Hummad bin Muhammad........................18 May 1964 - 1984
  • Abd'ul Kadir "Abdo" bin Hummad bin Muhammad bin Arbahim.....1985 - date
 
 
Rahayto (Rahaita)
Rahayta, also spelled Rahaita (Arabic: راهيتا‎), is now a town on the Southern Red Sea region of Eritrea, close to the border of Djibouti.
 
        10 Jan 1885  French protectorate, the Sultan already subject to the influence
                      of the Italian traders in Assab, nevertheless, agrees to recognize
                      French sovereignty over the coast between Ras Ali to Ras Doumeira.
        27 Jun 1977  Part of independent Djibouti.
 
  • Sultans‏
  • Gibdi Ahmad........................................................c. 1600
  • Abdulli............................................................c. 1630
  • Kamil..............................................................c. 1660
  • Ad'allom Ahmad.....................................................c. 1690
  • Dini bin Ad'allom Ahmad............................................c. 1705
  • Hamad bin Burhan...................................................c. 1755
  • Burhan bin Dini....................................................c. 1755
  • Burhan Saddik bin Hamad............................................c. 1780
  • Mahammad bin Burhan bin Dini.......................................c. 1815
  • Mahammad bin Burhan Saddik.........................................c. 1839
  • Dini bin Mahammad...........................................1862 - 1863
  • Burhan said Asa Dardar......................................1863 - 20 Oct 1884
  • Hummad bin Mahammad bin Burhan..............................1887 - 1910
  • Kadda Mahammad bin Burhan...........................................bf. 1936
  • Hamad bin Hummad............................................1936 - 1944
  • Abdo bin Kadda Mahammad.....................................1945 - 1950
  • Dawud bin Mahammad..........................................1951 - 1984 ?
  • Obkari bin Abdo...........................................1984 ? - date
 
 
 
 
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