French Polynesia
 

 
               21 Jul 1595  Marquesas Islands discovered by Spanish Capt.
                             Álvaro de Mendaña y Neyra, named Islas Las
                             Marquesas de Mendoza.
               04 Feb 1606  Tuamotu Islands discovered by Spanish Capt. Pedro
                             Fernández de Quirós.
               06 Jun 1722  Bora Bora discovered by Dutch Capt. Jacob Roggeveen
               07 Jun 1765  Tuamotu Islands rediscovered by British Capt. John
                              Byron, named Isles of Disappointment.
               24 Jul 1767  Tahiti discovered by British Capt. Samuel Wallis, named King
                             George III's Island.
               02 Apr 1768  Tahiti visited by French Capt. Louis-Antoine de
                             Bougainville, he names it New Cythera.
               01 May 1842  Chiefs of the Marquesas Islands cede sovereignty to France;
                             other islands are annexed until 1900 (Colony of Oceania).
               09 Sep 1842  Otaheiti a French protectorate.
               29 Jun 1880  Tahiti annexed by France (effective 30 Dec 1880).
               06 Mar 1881  Oparo (Rapa) annexed by France.
               05 Jul 1881  Mangareva and Gambier Islands annexed by France.
               16 Mar 1888  Ra`iatea, Taha`a, and Huahine annexed by France.
               19 Mar 1888  Porapora (Borabora) annexed by France.
               25 Aug 1900  Rurutu in Austral Islands annexed by France.
               02 Sep 1901  Rimatara in Austral Islands annexed by France.
               19 May 1903  French Establishments in Oceania (Établissements Français
                             de l'Océanie)
 16 Jun 1940 - 02 Sep 1940  Administration loyal to Vichy France (from 02 Sep 1940,
                             under Free French).
               27 Oct 1946  French overseas territory (French Settlements in Oceania).
               22 Jul 1957  French Polynesia (Polynésie Française).
               12 Jul 1977  Limited autonomy.
               29 Jun 1984  Autonomy
               28 Mar 2003  French overseas collectivité.
               27 Feb 2004  Designation (but not status) changed to French a pays
                             d'outre-mer (overseas country).
 

 
French Polynesia (French: Polynésie française; Tahitian: Pōrīnetia Farāni) is an overseas country (pays d'outre-mer) of the French Republic. It is made up of several groups of Polynesian islands, the most famous island being Tahiti in the Society Islands group, which is also the most populous island and the seat of the capital of the territory: Papeetē. Motto: "Tahiti Nui Māre'are'a". Although not an integral part of its territory, Clipperton Island was administered from French Polynesia until 2007.
The island groups that make up French Polynesia were not officially united until the establishment of the French protectorate in 1889. The first of these islands to be settled by indigenous Polynesians were the Marquesas Islands in AD 300 and the Society Islands in AD 800. The Polynesians were organized in loose chieftainships. European communication began in 1521 when the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan sighted Pukapuka in the Tuāmotu-Gambier Archipelago. Dutchman Jakob Roggeveen came across Bora Bora in the Society Islands in 1722, and the British explorer Samuel Wallis visited Tahiti in 1767. The French explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville visited Tahiti in 1768, while the British explorer James Cook visited in 1769. In 1772 The Spanish Viceroy of Peru Don Manuel de Amat ordered a number of expeditions to Tahiti under the command of Domingo de Bonechea who was the first European to explore all of the main islands beyond Tahiti. A short-lived Spanish settlement was created in 1774. Some maps still bear the name Isla de Amat for Tahiti, which was named after Viceroy Amat in the 18th century.[citation needed] Christian missions began with Spanish priests who stayed in Tahiti for a year. Protestants from the London Missionary Society settled permanently in Polynesia in 1797. King Pōmare II of Tahiti was forced to flee to Mo'orea in 1803; he and his subjects were converted to Protestantism in 1812. French Catholic missionaries arrived on Tahiti in 1834; their expulsion in 1836 caused France to send a gunboat in 1838. In 1842, Tahiti and Tahuata were declared a French protectorate, to allow Catholic missionaries to work undisturbed. The capital of Papeetē was founded in 1843. In 1880, France annexed Tahiti, changing the status from that of a protectorate to that of a colony. In the 1880s, France claimed the Tuamotu Archipelago, which formerly belonged to the Pōmare Dynasty, without formally annexing it. Having declared a protectorate over Tahuata in 1842, the French regarded the entire Marquesas Islands as French. In 1885, France appointed a governor and established a general council, thus giving it the proper administration for a colony. The islands of Rimatara and Rūrutu unsuccessfully lobbied for British protection in 1888, so in 1889 they were annexed by France. Postage stamps were first issued in the colony in 1892. The first official name for the colony was Établissements de l'Océanie (Settlements in Oceania); in 1903 the general council was changed to an advisory council and the colony's name was changed to Établissements Français de l'Océanie (French Settlements in Oceania). In 1940, the administration of French Polynesia recognised the Free French Forces and many Polynesians served in World War II. Unknown at the time to French and Polynesians, the Konoe Cabinet in Imperial Japan on 16 September 1940 included French Polynesia among the many territories which were to become Japanese possessions in the post-war world[9] – though in the course of the war in the Pacific the Japanese were not able to launch an actual invasion of the French islands. In 1946, Polynesians were granted French citizenship and the islands' status was changed to an overseas territory; the islands' name was changed in 1957 to Polynésie Française (French Polynesia). In 1962, France's early nuclear testing ground of Algeria became independent and the Maruroa atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago was selected as the new testing site; tests were conducted underground after 1974. In 1977, French Polynesia was granted partial internal autonomy; in 1984, the autonomy was extended. French Polynesia became a full overseas collectivity of France in 2003. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing at Fangataufa atoll after a three-year moratorium. The last test was on 27 January 1996. On 29 January 1996, France announced that it would accede to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, and no longer test nuclear weapons.
 
HUAHINE
  • An island about 45 miles (72 km.) east of Ra'iatea, in French Polynesia. It is composed of two separate peaks, Huahine Nui in the north and Huahine Iti to the south - at high tides these are actually separated, making two distinct temporary isles. A major religious center for pre-colonial Polynesians, the island strenuously resisted French hegemony at the end of the 19th century.
  • Title: Ari`i
  • Mau'a......................................................? - 1760
  • Rohi-a-nu'u.............................................1760 - 1777
  • Te-ha'apapa I Fatu'ara'i Teri'i-tari'a Te-i'oa-tua-vahine (fem.)...1777 - 1790
  • Ter`i tari`a............................................1790 - 1793
  • Te-na-ni'a..............................................1793 - 1814
  • Mahine Te hei `ura Puru.................................1814 - 18 Mar 1815 d. 1838
  • Teri`i tari`a Ari`i paea vahine (female).........18 Mar 1815 - 18 Mar 1852 d. 1858
  • Ma`i hara Te ma ri`i Ari`i peu vahine (female)...18 Mar 1852 - 26 Jun 1854 d. 1877
  • Te uru ra`i Ari`i mate...........................26 Jun 1854 - 26 Jun 1868 d. 1874
  • Te ha`a papa II (female - 1st time)..............16 Jun 1868 - 22 Feb 1888 d. 1893
  • Teri`ifa`atau Marama (Regent - 1st time).........22 Feb 1888 - 16 Mar 1888 d. 1909
  • France annexation on 16 Mar 1888, but some Rebellions
    • Temari`i Ma`ihara Te uhe (female)...........16 Mar 1888 - 22 Jul 1890 d. 1891
    • Te ha`a papa II (female - 1st time).........22 Jul 1890 - 28 May 1893 d. 1893
    • Teri`ifa`atau Marama (Regent - 2nd time)....22 Jul 1890 - 28 May 1893 d. 1909
    • Te ari`i na vaho roa Te ha`a papa III (fem).28 May 1893 - 15 Sep 1895 d. 1917
    • Teri`ifa`atau Marama (Regent - 3rd time)....28 May 1893 - 15 Sep 1895 d. 1909
 
MAGAREVA (Mangareva)
 
                    16 Jan 1844  Mangareva a French protectorate.
                    05 Jul 1881  Annexation by France.
 
  • One of the Gambier Island Group in the southern Tuamotus, in French Polynesia, located about 1050 miles (1690 km.) southeast of Tahiti.
  • Title: `Akariki
  • Apeiti
  • Mei`ara-tu`arua
  • Pokau
  • O`oke`u
  • Te-Makorotau-eriki
  • Te-Mangi-tutavake
  • Teiti-a-tuou (usurper)
  • Te-`Akariki-tea Tama with...
  • Te-`Akariki-pangu
  • Te-Oa with...
  • Te-Ma`uru and...
  • Te-Ma-tetama
  • Te-Ma-teoa (also called Te-Ma-purure).................... ? - 1830 with...
  • Mataira.......................................................fl. c. 1820's
  • Te-Ma-puteoa Grégoire I Stanislas......................1830 - 20 Jun 1857
  • French Protectorate....................                1844 - 1881
    • Joseph Gregorio II.........................20 Jun 1857 - 19 Nov 1868
    • When King Maputeoa died on 20 June 1857, he was succeeded as King of Mangareva by his young son, Joseph Gregorio II, with his widow Queen Maria Eutokia Toaputeitou as regent. Arone's daughter Eritapeta was one of the three bridal candidates for the new king but was ultimately rejected because she was considered too young. In 1868, King Joseph died childless after an eleven-year reign.
      • Regents
      • Maria Eutokia Toaputeitou (female)....19 Nov 1868 - 1869
      • After serving as Queen Regent for another year, Maria Eutokia retired and entered the Rouru Convent on Mount Duff becoming a novice in her later life. Akakio Tematereikura, a cousin of Maputeoa's and son of his uncle Matua, succeeded as regent. Maria Eutokia died shortly afterward on 27 August 1869.
      • Aarona Te-Ika-tohara.........................1869 - 1873
      • Arone Teikatoara (died 1881) was the penultimate Prince Regent of the island of Mangareva, and other Gambier Islands including Akamaru, Aukena, Taravai and Temoe from 1869 to 1873. He served as regent and de-facto monarch during the interregnum period when the royal succession of Mangareva was in doubt. His first name has also been spelled "Arona", "Aarona" or "Aarone". In 1873, Arone Teikatoara was obliged to resign the regency for publicly kissing a woman on the streets; he was succeeded by Bernardo Putairi, the tutor of the two princesses (Agnès Tepairu died on November 1873 and Philomèle, considered an idiot, blind and a hunchback, died before 1881).
      • Bernardo Teaoiti.............................1873 - 1881
  • France.................................................1881 - date
  • On 21 February 1881, the island kingdom was formally annexed to France and incorporated into the territory of French Oceania, today part of the overseas country of French Polynesia. On 21 February 1881, the native government and people assembled and Putairi along with eighteen government officials signed a declaration ceding the kingdom's authority to France, which the French commissioner Chessé approved. A revised set of the Mangarevan law codes incorporating French law were promulgated on 23 February, and the treaty of annexation was approved by the President of France on 30 January 1882. Native laws were completely abolished in 1887. After his deposition, Bernardo Putairi was given a pension by the French colonial government. He died on 01 January or 07 January 1889.
 
OPARO (Rapa)
 
                  c.1800  Aureka lineage becomes the ruling Ngaitapana dynasty.
             06 Mar 1881  Annexation by France, but kingship continues.
             18 Jun 1887  Kingship abolished.
 
  • Kings (title Ariki)
  • Koroi ..............................................c.1800 - ? with...
  • Teraau tamaiti......................................c.1800 - ?
  • Pirimaiteiti
  • Tereau...............................................1817? - 1825
  • Awariki...............................................1825 - ?
  • Aperahama....................................................1863?
  • Te Paarima (Tereau)..................................1867? - 1886
  • Unknown Queen 1886 - 18 Jun 1887.
 
PORA PORA (Bora Bora)
 
                   c.1500  Porapora, also called Vavau, has a lineage of rulers.
              19 Mar 1888  Annexation by France.
 
  • An island about 30 miles (48 km.) to the northeast of Taha'a. Pora Pora (the name is typically rendered "Bora Bora" by foreigners, but Polynesian does not use the "B" sound) is a mountainous isle of magnificent natural beauty, and has become well-known as the quintessential tropical isle. Of late, a great deal of international tourism has taken root here, to the detriment of the place's pristine charm.
  • Title: Ari`i
  • Piho-i-te-maro-taino'a Marama-toa-i-fenua-'ura................fl. c. 1550 ?
  • Also Paramount Chief in Ra'iatea.
  • Tau niua..................................................? - 1745
  • Te ari'i Maeva-rua I (female)..........................1745 - 1778 with...
  • Ta'o-ata......................................................fl. c. 1775 ?
  • Te ari`i noho ra`i Tapoa I.............................1778 - 1812 with...
  • Ma`i..........................................................fl. c. 1800
  • Tapoa II Pomare abu rahi...............................1812 - Jul 1860
  • Styled "Pomare abu rahi" as husband of Queen Pomare IV of Tahiti.
  • Te ari`i maeva rua II (female)..................26 Jul 1860 - 12 Feb 1873
  • Te ari`i maeva rua III (female).................12 Feb 1873 - 19 Mar 1888
    • Tupua Temauiari`i Ha'amananahia'a Mai (regent)....1873 - 1876
  • France.................................................1888 - date
 
RA`IATEA (and Taha`a)
 
                   c.1300  Ra`iatea, poetically referred to as Havai`i, is regarded
                            as the legendary center of Polynesian dispersion.
                   c.1800  Tamatoa III unites the several districts of Ra`iatea and
                            becomes sole ruler.
                     1831  The ruler of Ra`iatea also becomes ruler of Taha`a, which
                            up to that date had been fragmented into several districts.
                     1857  Annexation by Otaheiti.
                     1860  Independence recovered.
                     1880  French protectorate.
              16 Mar 1888  Annexation by France.
 
  • An island about 200 miles (320 km.) northwest of Tahiti, in French Polynesia. The place was regarded by Polynesians as the source and origin of that people, and the place from which they gradually scattered throughout the Pacific. Another word for this place in Polynesian dialects is Havai`i, which has become the name of the American state as well. From 1831, this polity also included the island of Taha`a, about 20 miles (32 km.) to the northwest - like Ra'iatea, it too had been partitioned into purely local zones until being annexed..
  • Title: Ari`i
  • Uru
  • 'Ire-te-apu-ra'I
  • Te-vae-ar'I..................................................fl. c. 1300 ?
  • 'Imi-toa
  • Marama-i-te-atua
  • Tuitui
  • Ra'i-te-tumu
  • Ra'i-te-papa..................................................fl. c. 1400 ?
  • Ra'i-te-mere-mere
  • Ra'i-te-hota-hota
  • Ra'i-e-mate-i-te-niu-ha'amea-'a-Tane
  • Moe-iti'iti
  • Moe-te-re'are'a...............................................fl. c. 1500 ?
  • Moe-te-ra-uri
  • Hiro
  • Piho-i-te-maro-taino'a Marama-toa-i-fenua-'ura
  • Also Paramount Chief in Pora Pora.
  • Fa'aniti Tamatoa-'ura
  • Hoa-ta-tama...................................................fl. c. 1600 ?
  • Fata
  • Ro'o
  • Hoa
  • Ta'ahue
  • Ru'utia.......................................................fl. c. 1700 ?
  • Hu'ui
  • Ra'auri
  • Tu
  • Tautu
  • Tamatoa I
  • Rofai
  • To Pora Pora for a time near the end of the 18th cent. Unification of the local districts accomplished by Tamatoa II at the end of the 18th century.
  • Taraoari`i Tamatoa II fa`o....................................fl. c. 1800
  • Vete`a ra`i Tamatoa III...................................? - 10 Jul 1831
  • Moe`ore Tamatoa IV..............................10 Jul 1831 - 19 Aug 1857
  • Tahiti.................................................1857 - 1860
  • Tamatoa V a Tu..................................19 Aug 1857 - 08 Feb 1871 d. 1881
  • Tahi toe II.....................................08 Feb 1871 - Apr 1881
  • Rereao Hau roa ari`i (female)......................Apr 1881 - 18 Mar 1884
  • Te uru ra`i Ari`i mate Tamatoa VI a Tautu.......18 Mar 1884 - 16 Mar 1888
  • France.................................................1888 - date
 
RIMATARA
 
          29 Mar 1889  French protectorate
          02 Sep 1901  Annexed by France.
 
  • Rulers (title Haka`iki)
  • Tamaeva I...............................................17.. - 1807
  • Auura (regent)..........................................1807 - 18..
  • Tamaeva II..............................................1807 - 28 Nov 1865
  • Tamaeva III.............................................1865 - 1876
  • Tamaeva IV (female).....................................1876 - 12 Nov 1892
  • Tamaeva V (female)...............................12 Nov 1892 - 02 Sep 1901 d. 1923
 
RURUTU
 
          27 Mar 1889  French protectorate
          25 Aug 1900  Annexed by France.
 
  • Rulers (title Ari`i)
  • Teramana Teuruari`i I...................................18.. - 1822
  • Tearoro`o Teuruari`i II.................................1822 - 18.. d. 1880
  • Pa`a Teuruari`i III.....................................18.. - 1879 d. 1923
  • Epatiama Teuruari`i IV..................................1879 - 25 Aug 1900 d. 1936
 
TAHITI (Otaheiti)
 
                1791  The numerous districts of the island of Otaheiti (called Tahiti
                       by the Europeans), each ruled by an ari`i, most descended from
                       partly legendary rulers of the whole island, come under the
                       loose leadership of an ari`i rahi (called king by the Europeans).
         09 Sep 1842  Otaheiti a French protectorate.
                1847  The Queen assumes the style of "Queen of the Society Islands and
                       their Dependencies."; accepts French protectorate 01 Jan 1847.
         29 Jun 1880  Annexation by France (effective 30 Dec 1880).
 
  • The primary island in what is now French Polynesia.
  • Title: Ari`i rahi
  • Vaira'atoa [Outu] Pomare I.......................13 Feb 1791 - 03 Sep 1803
  • Full name: Tu-nui-ea-i-te Atua-i-Tarahoi Vaira'atoa Taina [Outu] Pomare I.
  • Tu Tunuiea'aite-a-tua Pomare II (1st time).......03 Sep 1803 - 22 Dec 1808 d. 1821
  • vacant 1808-1815
  • Tu Tunuiea'aite-a-tua Pomare II (2nd time).......15 Nov 1815 - 07 Dec 1821
  • Teri`i tari`a Pomare III.........................07 Dec 1821 - 08 Jan 1827
    • Regent
    • Teri`i tari`a Ari`i paeavahine (female).....07 Dec 1821 - 08 Jan 1827
  • 'Ai-matta Pomare IV Vahine (female)..............11 Jan 1827 - 17 Sep 1877
  • Ari`i aue Pomare V...............................17 Sep 1877 - 30 Sep 1880 d. 1891
  • France..................................................1880 - date
 
TAHUATA
 
          01 May 1842  French protectorate.
             Apr 1880  Annexed by France.
 
  • Rulers (title Haka`iki)
  • Keatonui................................................1779 - 1818
  • Iotete..................................................1826 - Sep 1842 d. 1843
  • Maheono.............................................Sep 1842 - Apr 1880 d. 1880
 
TAIOHAE (Nuku Hiva)
 
                     ?  Taiohae kingdom
                  1814  Claimed by David Porter for the U.S., but claim is not ratified.
      03 - 26 Jul 1835  Abortive Kingdom of Nuku Hiva proclaimed by French adventurer.
           01 May 1842  Chiefs of the Marquesas Islands cede sovereignty to France.
              Jun 1901  Annexed by France.
 
  • Rulers (title Haka`iki)
  • Hape....................................................18.. - 04 Dec 1833
  • Kai Le Tua Vakamoa I....................................1833 - c. 1842
  • Charles Philipe Hippolyte de Thierry (rebel).....03 Jul 1835 - 26 Jul 1835 d. 1864
  • Loi Vakamoa II (female)........................................c. 1842
  • Charles Te Moana........................................1842 - 12 Sep 1863
  • Elisabeth Vaekehu (female - 1st time)............12 Sep 1863 - 16 Dec 1863 d. 1901
  • Stanislao Moanatini.....................................1863 - 1890
  • Elisabeth Vaekehu (female - 2nd time)...................1890 - Jun 1901
 
 
Currency: Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique Franc (XPF) = 100 centimes.
The CFP franc (called the franc in everyday use) is the currency used in the French overseas collectivities (collectivités d’outre-mer, or COM) of French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna. The initials CFP originally stood for Colonies Françaises du Pacifique (“French colonies of the Pacific”). This was later changed to Communauté Financière du Pacifique (“Pacific Financial Community”) and then to the present official term, Comptoirs Français du Pacifique (“French Pacific Banking Agreement”). The ISO 4217 currency code is XPF.
The CFP franc was created in December 1945, together with the CFA franc, used in Africa. The reason for the creation of these francs was the weakness of the French franc immediately after the Second World War. When France ratified the Bretton Woods Agreement in December 1945, the French franc was devalued in order to set a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar. New currencies were created in the French colonies to spare them the strong devaluation of December 1945. René Pleven, the French minister of finance, was quoted saying: “In a show of her generosity and selflessness, metropolitan France, wishing not to impose on her far-away daughters the consequences of her own poverty, is setting different exchange rates for their currency.” The CFA franc and the other colonial currencies were set at a fixed exchange rate with the French franc. However, the CFP franc was set at a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar, which played a major role in the economy of the French Pacific territories on account of World War II. That situation ended in September 1949 when the CFP franc was given a fixed exchange rate with the French franc. The CFP franc has been issued by the IEOM (Institut d’émission d’outre-mer, “Overseas Issuing Institute”) since 1967. The IEOM has its headquarters in Paris. The currency was initially issued in three distinct forms for French Polynesia, New Caledonia and the New Hebrides. In 1949, New Caledonia and French Oceania (now French Polynesia) began to issue coins. The coins have been separated in two types: the obverses are identical, whilst the reverses are distinct. Wallis and Futuna uses the New Caledonian Franc. Although the banknotes of the New Hebrides bore the name of the territory, the notes of French Polynesia and New Caledonia could only be distinguished by the name of the capitals (Papeete and Nouméa, respectively) on the reverse of the notes. In 1969, the New Hebrides Franc was separated from the CFP franc and was replaced by the Vanuatu vatu in 1982. The coins are still separated in two sets: one side of the coins is identical from New Caledonia to French Polynesia, while the other side of the coins is inscribed with the name Nouvelle-Calédonie in New Caledonia and in Wallis and Futuna, and with the name Polynésie française in French Polynesia. Both sets of coins can be used in all three French territories. The situation of the CFP coins is thus quite similar to that of the euro coins, which have a national side but can be used in all countries of the eurozone.
Historical exchange rates:
 
  • December 26, 1945 to September 20, 1949 - Fixed exchange with the US dollar at 1 USD = 49.6 XPF. Non-fixed exchange rate with the French franc, which devaluates 4 times vs. the US dollar. From 1 XPF = 2.40 FRF (FRF = French franc) in December 1945, the exchange rate reached 1 XPF = 5.50 FRF in September 1949.
    September 21, 1949 to December 31, 1959 - Fixed exchange rate with the French franc at 1 XPF = 5.50 FRF
  • January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1998 - Fixed exchange rate with the French franc at 1 XPF = 0.055 FRF (January 1, 1960: 100 'old' francs became 1 'new' franc)
  • January 1, 1999 onward - Fixed exchange rate with the euro at 1,000 XPF = 8.38 euro (January 1, 1999: euro replaced FRF at the rate of 6.55957 FRF for 1 euro).
 
French Oceania Issues:
1949
 

KM#1 50 centimes. Year: 1949. Weight: 0.69g [0.70g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 18.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "ETABLISSEMENTS FRANÇAIS DE L'OCÉANIE" and island scene divide denomination "50 CMES". Mintage: 795,000. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#2 1 Franc. Year: 1949. Weight: 1.32g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "ETABLISSEMENTS FRANÇAIS DE L'OCÉANIE" and island scene divide denomination "1 F.". Mintage: 2,000,000. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#3 2 Francs. Year: 1949. Weight: 2.19g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "ETABLISSEMENTS FRANÇAIS DE L'OCÉANIE" and island scene divide denomination "2 F.". Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: One year type.
 
1952
 

KM#4 5 Francs. Year: 1952. Weight: 3.75g [3.75g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "ETABLISSEMENTS FRANÇAIS DE L'OCÉANIE" and island scene divide denomination "5 F.". Mintage: 2,000,000. Minted Years: One year type.
 
French Polynesia Issues:
1965
Note: The following six coins are listed in Krause publications but never seen:
  • KM#10: 2 Francs 1992
  • KM#12: 5 Francs 1979, 1985
  • KM#13: 50 Francs 1984, 1993
  • 100 Francs 1979 Piefort (double thickness).
 

KM#1 50 centimes. Year: 1965. Weight: 0.69g [0.70g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 18.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "50 CMES". Mintage: 400,000. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#2 1 Franc. Year: 1965. Weight: 1.32g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "1 F.". Mintage: 3,300,000. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#3 2 Francs. Year: 1965. Weight: 2.20g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "2 F.". Mintage: 1,750,000. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#4 5 Francs. Year: 1965. Weight: 3.82g [3.75g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "5 F.". Mintage: 1,520,000. Minted Years: One year type.
 
1967
 

KM#5 10 Francs. Year: 1967. Weight: 5.96g [6.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#6 20 Francs. Year: 1967. Weight: 9.95g [10.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 28.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE" written at the top. Value "20f" divided by Flowers, vanilla shoots and bread fruit in the center. "FRANÇAISE" written at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 750,000. Minted Years: 1967, 1969 and 1970.
 
1969
 

KM#6 20 Francs. Year: 1969. Weight: 10.11g [10.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 28.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE" written at the top. Value "20f" divided by Flowers, vanilla shoots and bread fruit in the center. "FRANÇAISE" written at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 250,000. Minted Years: 1967, 1969 and 1970.
 
1972
 

KM#8 10 Francs. Year: 1972. Weight: 5.98g [6.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 300,270. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1979, 1982-1986, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.

KM#9 20 Francs. Year: 1972. Weight: 10.02g [10.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 28.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE" written at the top. Value "20f" divided by Flowers, vanilla shoots and bread fruit in the center. "FRANÇAISE" written at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 300,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1983-1984, 1986, 1988, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.

 
1973
 

KM#10 2 Francs. Year: 1973. Weight: 2.21g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "2 F.". Mintage: 400,100. Minted Years: 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1982-1991, 1993, 1995-2015.

KM#8 10 Francs. Year: 1973. Weight: 6.04g [6.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 400,100. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1979, 1982-1986, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.

KM#9 20 Francs. Year: 1973. Weight: 10.00g [10.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 28.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE" written at the top. Value "20f" divided by Flowers, vanilla shoots and bread fruit in the center. "FRANÇAISE" written at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 300,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1983-1984, 1986, 1988, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.
 
1975
 

KM#8 10 Francs. Year: 1975. Weight: 6.05g [6.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1979, 1982-1986, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.

KM#9 20 Francs. Year: 1975. Weight: 9.95g [10.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 28.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE" written at the top. Value "20f" divided by Flowers, vanilla shoots and bread fruit in the center. "FRANÇAISE" written at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 700,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1983-1984, 1986, 1988, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.

KM#13 50 Francs. Year: 1975. Weight: 14.84g [15.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 32.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written at the top. Value "50f" above Moorea Harbor. Mintage: 500,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1995-2001 and 2003-2006.
 
1977
 

KM#10 2 Francs. Year: 1977. Weight: 2.21g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "2 F.". Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1982-1991, 1993, 1995-2015.
 
1982
 

KM#14 100 Francs. Year: 1982. Weight: 9.95g [10.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Bronze. Diameter: 30.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written at the top. Value "100f" above Moorea Harbor. Designer's name: A. GUZMAN written clockwise at left bottom side. Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: 1976, 1982, 1984, 1986-1988, 1991-1992 and 1995-2005.
 
1983
 

KM#11 1 Franc. Year: 1983. Weight: 1.31g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "1 F.". Mintage: 2,200,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981-2009, 2011 and 2013-2014 (2007 also exists in Medal alignment).

KM#10 2 Francs. Year: 1983. Weight: 2.22g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "2 F.". Mintage: 1,500,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1982-1991, 1993, 1995-2015.

KM#8 10 Francs. Year: 1983. Weight: 6.02g [6.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 1,000,200. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1979, 1982-1986, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.
 
1985
 

KM#8 10 Francs. Year: 1985. Weight: 5.97g [6.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 800,200. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1979, 1982-1986, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.
 
1986
 

KM#8 10 Francs. Year: 1986. Weight: 5.94g [6.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 800,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1979, 1982-1986, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.
 
1989
 

KM#11 1 Franc. Year: 1989. Weight: 1.33g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "1 F.". Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981-2009, 2011 and 2013-2014 (2007 also exists in Medal alignment).
 
1991
 

KM#8 10 Francs. Year: 1991. Weight: 5.95g [6.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 600,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1979, 1982-1986, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.
 
1992
 

KM#8 10 Francs. Year: 1992. Weight: 6.00g [6.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 400,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1979, 1982-1986, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.

KM#14 100 Francs. Year: 1992. Weight: 10.03g [10.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Bronze. Diameter: 30.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written at the top. Value "100f" above Moorea Harbor. Designer's name: A. GUZMAN written clockwise at left bottom side. Mintage: 500,000. Minted Years: 1976, 1982, 1984, 1986-1988, 1991-1992 and 1995-2005.

 
1993
 

KM#8 10 Francs. Year: 1993. Weight: 6.00g [6.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 636,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1979, 1982-1986, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.
 
1996
 

KM#11 1 Franc. Year: 1996. Weight: 1.32g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "1 F.". Mintage: 2,700,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981-2009, 2011 and 2013-2014 (2007 also exists in Medal alignment).

KM#10 2 Francs. Year: 1996. Weight: 2.20g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "2 F.". Mintage: 2,200,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1982-1991, 1993, 1995-2015.
 
1998
 

KM#12 5 Francs. Year: 1998. Weight: 3.84g [3.75g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "5 F.". Mintage: 800,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1977, 1982-1984, 1986-1988, 1990-1994, 1996-2011 and 2013-2014.

KM#8 10 Francs. Year: 1998. Weight: 6.09g [6.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 960,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1979, 1982-1986, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.

KM#9 20 Francs. Year: 1998. Weight: 10.06g [10.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 28.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE" written at the top. Value "20f" divided by Flowers, vanilla shoots and bread fruit in the center. "FRANÇAISE" written at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 400,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1983-1984, 1986, 1988, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.

KM#13 50 Francs. Year: 1998. Weight: 14.90g [15.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 32.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written at the top. Value "50f" above Moorea Harbor. Mintage: 260,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1995-2001 and 2003-2006.

KM#14 100 Francs. Year: 1998. Weight: 9.95g [10.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Bronze. Diameter: 30.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written at the top. Value "100f" above Moorea Harbor. Designer's name: A. GUZMAN written clockwise at left bottom side. Mintage: 400,000. Minted Years: 1976, 1982, 1984, 1986-1988, 1991-1992 and 1995-2005.
 
2000
 

KM#8 10 Francs. Year: 2000. Weight: 5.99g [6.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 1,228,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1979, 1982-1986, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.
 
2001
 

KM#11 1 Franc. Year: 2001. Weight: 1.30g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "1 F.". Mintage: 2,900,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981-2009, 2011 and 2013-2014 (2007 also exists in Medal alignment).

KM#12 5 Francs. Year: 2001. Weight: 3.80g [3.75g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "5 F.". Mintage: 1,600,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1977, 1982-1984, 1986-1988, 1990-1994, 1996-2011 and 2013-2014.

KM#8 10 Francs. Year: 2001. Weight: 6.00g [6.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 476,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1979, 1982-1986, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.

KM#9 20 Francs. Year: 2001. Weight: 10.02g [10.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 28.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE" written at the top. Value "20f" divided by Flowers, vanilla shoots and bread fruit in the center. "FRANÇAISE" written at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 500,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1983-1984, 1986, 1988, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.

 
2002
 

KM#8 10 Francs. Year: 2002. Weight: 5.97g [6.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1979, 1982-1986, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.

Note: No mint marks on both sides of native art. In 2002 both type with and without mintmark exists.

 
2003
 

KM#11 1 Franc. Year: 2003. Weight: 1.32g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "1 F.". Mintage: 4,200,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981-2009, 2011 and 2013-2014 (2007 also exists in Medal alignment).

KM#12 5 Francs. Year: 2003. Weight: 3.73g [3.75g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "5 F.". Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1977, 1982-1984, 1986-1988, 1990-1994, 1996-2011 and 2013-2014.

KM#9 20 Francs. Year: 2003. Weight: 10.03g [10.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 28.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE" written at the top. Value "20f" divided by Flowers, vanilla shoots and bread fruit in the center. "FRANÇAISE" written at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 700,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1983-1984, 1986, 1988, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.

KM#13 50 Francs. Year: 2003. Weight: 14.15g [15.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 32.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written at the top. Value "50f" above Moorea Harbor. Mintage: 240,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1995-2001 and 2003-2006.

KM#14 100 Francs. Year: 2003. Weight: 9.97g [10.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Bronze. Diameter: 30.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written at the top. Value "100f" above Moorea Harbor. Designer's name: A. GUZMAN written clockwise at left bottom side. Mintage: 600,000. Minted Years: 1976, 1982, 1984, 1986-1988, 1991-1992 and 1995-2005.
 
2004
 

KM#10 2 Francs. Year: 2004. Weight: 2.24g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "2 F.". Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1982-1991, 1993, 1995-2015.

KM#8 10 Francs. Year: 2004. Weight: 6.03g [6.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 560,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1979, 1982-1986, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.
Note: 2004 issue does not have mintmarks on both sides of the date.

KM#9 20 Francs. Year: 2004. Weight: 10.06g [10.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 28.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE" written at the top. Value "20f" divided by Flowers, vanilla shoots and bread fruit in the center. "FRANÇAISE" written at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 600,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1983-1984, 1986, 1988, 1991-1993 and 1995-2005.

KM#13 50 Francs. Year: 2004. Weight: 14.91g [15.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 32.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Paris. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written at the top. Value "50f" above Moorea Harbor. Mintage: 100,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1995-2001 and 2003-2006.

KM#14 100 Francs. Year: 2004. Weight: 10.04g [10.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Bronze. Diameter: 30.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written at the top. Value "100f" above Moorea Harbor. Designer's name: A. GUZMAN written clockwise at left bottom side. Mintage: 450,000. Minted Years: 1976, 1982, 1984, 1986-1988, 1991-1992 and 1995-2005.

 
2005
 

KM#14 100 Francs. Year: 2004. Weight: 10.10g [10.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Bronze. Diameter: 30.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written at the top. Value "100f" above Moorea Harbor. Designer's name: A. GUZMAN written clockwise at left bottom side. Mintage: 300,000. Minted Years: 1976, 1982, 1984, 1986-1988, 1991-1992 and 1995-2005.
 
2006
 

KM#9a 20 Francs. Year: 2006. Weight: 10.15g [10.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE" written at the top. Value "20f" divided by Flowers, vanilla shoots and bread fruit in the center. "FRANÇAISE" written at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 300,000. Minted Years: 2006-2014.
 
2007
 

KM#8a 10 Francs. Year: 2007. Weight: 6.00g [6.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 800,000. Minted Years: 2006-2014.

KM#14a 100 Francs. Year: 2007. Weight: 9.92g [10.00g]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 30.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written at the top. Value "100f" above Moorea Harbor. Designer's name: A. GUZMAN written clockwise at left bottom side. Mintage: 650,000. Minted Years: 2006-2013.

Note: Engravers: Raymond Joly (obverse) and A. Guzman (reverse).

 
2008
 

KM#11 1 Franc. Year: 2008. Weight: 1.29g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "1 F.". Mintage: 4,800,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981-2009, 2011 and 2013-2014 (2007 also exists in Medal alignment).

KM#8a 10 Francs. Year: 2008. Weight: 6.03g [6.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 820,000. Minted Years: 2006-2014.

KM#14a 100 Francs. Year: 2008. Weight: 9.98g [10.00g]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 30.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written at the top. Value "100f" above Moorea Harbor. Designer's name: A. GUZMAN written clockwise at left bottom side. Mintage: 690,000. Minted Years: 2006-2013.
 
2009
 

KM#12 5 Francs. Year: 2009. Weight: 3.76g [3.75g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "5 F.". Mintage: 900,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1977, 1982-1984, 1986-1988, 1990-1994, 1996-2011 and 2013-2014.

KM#8a 10 Francs. Year: 2009. Weight: 5.96g [6.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: 2006-2014.

KM#14a 100 Francs. Year: 2009. Weight: 10.04g [10.00g]. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 30.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written at the top. Value "100f" above Moorea Harbor. Designer's name: A. GUZMAN written clockwise at left bottom side. Mintage: 900,000. Minted Years: 2006-2013.

Note: Same as above coin but having dark colour. Weight: 10.08g [10.00g].
 
2010
 

KM#10 2 Francs. Year: 2010. Weight: 2.18g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "2 F.". Mintage: 2,400,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1982-1991, 1993, 1995-2015.
 
2011
 

KM#11 1 Franc. Year: 2011. Weight: 1.29g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "1 F.". Mintage: 2,100,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981-2009, 2011 and 2013-2014 (2007 also exists in Medal alignment).

KM#12 5 Francs. Year: 2011. Weight: 3.82g [3.75g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "5 F.". Mintage: 900,000. Minted Years: 1975, 1977, 1982-1984, 1986-1988, 1990-1994, 1996-2011 and 2013-2014.
 
2012
 

KM#8a 10 Francs. Year: 2012. Weight: 5.99g [6.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.75 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Liberty head facing left. "RÉPVBLIQVE" written on the left side clockwise. "FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Designer name "R. JOLY" (Raymond Joly) written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE" written around around native art. Value "10f" at the bottom. Designer: A. Guzman. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 2006-2014.
 
2014
 

KM#10 2 Francs. Year: 2014. Weight: 2.18g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" written on the left side clockwise. "UNION FRANÇAISE" written on the right side clockwise. "I.E." written on the left side and "O.M." written on the right side near the feet. Date at the bottom. Designer name "G.B.BAZOR" written on the lower right of the seated figure. Reverse: Inscription "POLYNESSIE FRANÇAISE" and island scene divide denomination "2 F.". Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1982-1991, 1993, 1995-2015.
 
 
 
 
  • Governors
  • Armand Joseph Bruat.............................................1843 - 1847
  • Charles François Lavaud.........................................1847 - 1850
  • Louis Adolphe Bonard............................................1950 - 1852
  • Théogène François Page..........................................1852 - 1854
  • Joseph Fidèle Eugène du Bouzet..................................1854 - 1858
  • Jean-Marie Saisset.................................................1858
  • Louis Eugène Gaultier de la Richerie............................1858 - 14 Jan 1860
  • Commandants
  • Louis Eugène Gaultier de la Richerie (continued).........14 Jan 1860 - 1864
  • Émile François Guillaume Clément, omte de la Roncière....11 Oct 1864 - 1869
  • Michel Louis Isidore de Jouslard.........................06 Jun 1869 - 1871
  • Hippolyte Auguste Girard.................................01 Jun 1871 - 1873
  • Octave Bernard Gilbert-Pierre............................31 May 1873 - 1876
  • Antoine Léonce Michaux...................................17 Apr 1876 - 1877
  • Joseph Henri Brunet-Millet...............................25 Aug 1877 - 15 Sep 1877
  • Paul Serre...............................................15 Sep 1877 - 01 Dec 1877
  • Auguste Marie Édouard d'Oncieu de La Bâthie..............01 Dec 1877 - 1878
  • Jacques Ferdinand Planche................................05 Feb 1878 - 1880
  • Henri Isidore Chessé.....................................24 Feb 1880 - 1881
  • Governors
  • Frédéric Jean Dorlodot des Essarts.......................06 Sep 1881 - 1883
  • Marie Nicolas François Auguste Morau.....................08 Oct 1883 - 1885
  • Delphino Moracchini (acting).............................01 Dec 1885 - 1886
  • Étienne Théodore Lacascade...............................02 Sep 1886 - 1893
    • Maurice d'Ingremard (acting for Lacascade)..........29 Oct 1889 - 01 Jul 1890
  • Adolphe Jean Granier de Cassagnac (acting)...............04 Jun 1893 - Oct 1893
  • Lucien Jules Léon Bommier (acting).......................24 Oct 1893 - Dec 1893
  • Jean Joseph Aimé Ours (acting)...........................07 Dec 1893 - 1894
  • Pierre Louis Clovis Papinaud.............................29 Apr 1894 - Jan 1896
  • Gustave Pierre Théodore Gallet (1st time - acting)..........Jan 1896 - Jan 1897
  • Marie Louis Gustave Gabrié (acting)......................31 Jan 1897 - 01 Feb 1898
  • Gustave Pierre Théodore Gallet (2nd time)................01 Feb 1898 - 1901
    • Joseph-Marie de Pous (acting for Gallet)...............Mar 1899 - Jul 1899
    • Victor François Ferdinand Rey (acting for Gallet)...14 Jul 1899 - Nov 1899
  • Victor François Ferdinand Rey (2nd time - acting)........01 Jan 1901 - 25 Feb 1901
  • Édouard Georges Théophile Petit..........................25 Feb 1901 - 1904
  • Victor Louis Marie Lanrezac (did not take office)......................1904
  • Henri François Charles Cor (acting)......................05 Feb 1904 - 20 Feb 1905
  • Philippe Émile Jullien...................................20 Feb 1905 - Mar 1907
  • Élie Adrien Édouard Charlier (acting)....................28 Mar 1907 - 04 Dec 1908
  • Henri François Charles Cor (acting)......................05 Feb 1904 - 20 Feb 1905
  • Philippe Émile Jullien...................................20 Feb 1905 - Mar 1907
  • Élie Adrien Édouard Charlier (acting)....................28 Mar 1907 - 04 Dec 1908
  • Joseph Pascal François...................................05 Dec 1908 - 1910
  • Adrien Jules Jean Bonhoure...............................12 Aug 1910 - 1912
  • Charles Hostein (acting).................................06 Apr 1912 - 1912
  • Baptiste Léon Géraud (acting)............................04 Aug 1912 - 1913
  • William Maurice Fawtier..................................04 Aug 1913 - 1915
  • Gustave Jacques Henri Julien.............................24 Oct 1915 - 1919
  • Simoneau (acting)........................................16 Apr 1919 - May 1919
  • Eugène Stanislas Jocelyn Robert (acting).................17 May 1919 - 1921
  • Gabriel Henri Joseph Thaly (1st time - acting)...........13 Feb 1921 - 1921
  • Auguste André Marius Guédès..............................10 Apr 1921 - 1921
  • Gabriel Henri Joseph Thaly (2nd time - acting)...........17 Oct 1921 - Sep 1922
  • Louis Félix Marie Édouard Rivet..........................18 Sep 1922 - Jan 1927
  • Jean Baptiste Dominique Alfred Solari (acting)...........07 Jan 1927 - 1928
  • Joseph Louis Bouge (acting)..............................30 Apr 1928 - Jun 1930
  • Léonce Alphonse Noël Henri Joré..........................21 Jun 1930 - 18 Jun 1932
  • Alfred Léon Bouchet (acting).............................18 Jun 1932 - Jun 1933
  • Michel Lucien Montagné...................................17 Jun 1933 - May 1935
  • Henri Sautot (acting)....................................09 May 1935 - Mar 1937
  • Frédéric Marie Jean Baptiste Chastenet de Géry...........17 Mar 1937 - 04 Sep 1940
  • Provisional Government: 04 Sep 1940 - 12 Sep 1940
    • Édouard Ahnne
    • Georges Felix Lagarde
    • Émile Alexandre Martin
    • Georges Bambridge
  • Governors
  • Edmond Mansard..................................12 Sep 1940 - 06 Nov 1940
  • Émile de Curton.................................06 Nov 1940 - 16 Jun 1941
  • Richard Brunot..................................16 Jun 1941 - 1941
  • Georges Louis Joseph Orselli....................01 Oct 1941 - 1945
  • Jean-Camille Haumant (interim)..................13 Dec 1945 - Aug 1947
  • Pierre Louis Maestracci.........................12 Aug 1947 - 1949
  • Armand Anziani..................................02 Apr 1949 - 1950
  • Louis André Girault (acting)....................13 Oct 1950 - 1950
  • Jean Albert René Petitbon.......................30 Nov 1950 - Sep 1954
  • Jean-François Toby..............................28 Sep 1954 - Mar 1958
  • Camille Victor Bailly (acting)..................07 Mar 1958 - Oct 1958
  • Pierre René Sicaud..............................25 Oct 1958 - 12 Dec 1961
  • Aimé Grimald....................................12 Dec 1961 - Jan 1965
  • Jean Charles Sicurani...........................20 Jan 1965 - 04 Feb 1969
  • Pierre Louis Angeli.............................11 Mar 1969 - 1973
  • Daniel Videau...................................11 Aug 1973 - 1975
  • Charles Schmitt.................................04 Dec 1975 - 13 Jul 1977
  • High Commissioners (also presidents of the council of ministers to 14 Sep 1984)
  • Charles Schmitt (continued).....................13 Jul 1977 - 31 Oct 1977
  • Paul Cousseran..................................19 Dec 1977 - 27 Jul 1981
  • Paul Noirot-Cosson..............................27 Jul 1981 - 15 Jan 1983
  • Alain Robert Ohrel..............................15 Jan 1983 - 28 Mar 1985
  • Bernard Gérard..................................14 Apr 1985 - 1986
  • Pierre Louis Angéli.............................28 Apr 1986 - 10 Nov 1987
  • Jean Montpezat..................................28 Nov 1987 - 03 Jan 1992
  • Michel Jau......................................31 Jan 1992 - 08 Aug 1994
  • Paul Roncière...................................08 Aug 1994 - 27 Aug 1997
  • Micael Jeanjean (acting)........................27 Aug 1997 - 08 Oct 1997
  • Jean Aribaud....................................08 Oct 1997 - 24 Oct 2001
  • Christian Massinon (acting).....................24 Oct 2001 - 17 Nov 2001
  • Michel Mathieu..................................17 Nov 2001 - 30 Jul 2005
  • Jacques Michaut (acting)........................30 Jul 2005 - 10 Sep 2005
  • Anne Boquet (female)............................10 Sep 2005 - 29 Jun 2008
  • Eric Spitz (acting).............................29 Jun 2008 - 07 Jul 2008
  • Adolphe Colrat..................................07 Jul 2008 - 07 Jan 2011
  • Alexandre Rochatte (acting).....................07 Jan 2011 - 24 Jan 2011
  • Richard Didier..................................24 Jan 2011 - 03 Sep 2012
  • Jean-Pierre Laflaquiere.........................03 Sep 2012 - 23 Aug 2013
  • Gilles Cantal (acting)..........................23 Aug 2013 - 16 Sep 2013
  • Lionel Beffre...................................16 Sep 2013 - 25 May 2016
  • Marc Tschiggfrey (acting).......................25 May 2016 - 30 May 2016
  • René Bidal......................................30 May 2016 - date
 
  • Vice Presidents of the Government Council
  • Pouvanaa a Oopa.................................12 Nov 1957 - 18 Oct 1958
  • Post abolished: 18 Oct 1958 - 11 Jul 1977.
  • Francis Sanford.................................11 Jul 1977 - 03 Jun 1982
  • Gaston Flosse...................................03 Jun 1982 - 14 Sep 1984
  • Presidents of the Government
  • Gaston Flosse (1st time)........................14 Sep 1984 - 12 Feb 1987
  • Jacques Teuira..................................12 Feb 1987 - 09 Dec 1987
  • Alexandre Léontieff.............................09 Dec 1987 - 04 Apr 1991
  • Gaston Flosse (2nd time)........................04 Apr 1991 - 27 Feb 2004
  • Presidents
  • Gaston Flosse (1st time)........................27 Feb 2004 - 14 Jun 2004
  • Oscar Temaru (1st time).........................14 Jun 2004 - 23 Oct 2004
  • Gaston Flosse (2nd time)........................23 Oct 2004 - 03 Mar 2005
  • Oscar Temaru (2nd time).........................03 Mar 2005 - 26 Dec 2006
  • Gaston Tong Sang (1st time).....................26 Dec 2006 - 13 Sep 2007
  • Oscar Temaru (3rd time).........................13 Sep 2007 - 23 Feb 2008
  • Gaston Flosse (3rd time)........................23 Feb 2008 - 15 Apr 2008
  • Gaston Tong Sang (2nd time).....................15 Apr 2008 - 11 Feb 2009
  • Oscar Temaru (4th time).........................11 Feb 2009 - 24 Nov 2009
  • Gaston Tong Sang (3rd time).....................24 Nov 2009 - 01 Apr 2011
  • Oscar Temaru (5th time).........................01 Apr 2011 - 17 May 2013
  • Gaston Flosse (4th time)........................17 May 2013 - 05 Sep 2014
  • President Gaston Flosse is removed from office after a corruption conviction became final.
  • Nuihau Laurey (acting)..........................05 Sep 2014 - 12 Sep 2014
  • Édouard Fritch..................................12 Sep 2014 - date
 
 
 
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