New Caledonia
 

 
               04 Sep 1774  Discovered by British Capt. James Cook and named
                             New Caledonia.
                      1793  Loyalty Islands discovered by British Capt. Raven.
               18 Apr 1793  Visited by French Capt. Pierre d'Entrecasteaux.
        1845 - 1858         British trader James Paddon settles on Nou Island.
               24 Sep 1853  French colony.
 24 Sep 1853 - 14 Jan 1860  Subordinated to French Settlements in Oceania (under French
                             Polynesia).
               01 Jul 1860  Separate colony.
                      1866  Iles Loyauté (Loyalty Is.) part of New Caledonia.
 27 Nov 1887 - 30 Jul 1961  Wallis and Futuna Islands subordinated to New Caledonia.
 24 Sep 1940 - 1945         Administration loyal to Free French forces.
               27 Oct 1946  French overseas territory.
               23 Nov 1984  Autonomy granted.
               26 Jun 1988  Matignon Accords increase territorial autonomy.
               05 May 1998  Nouméa Accord promises political power to the Kanaks until a
                             2014/18 independence referendum.
               20 Jul 1998  French collectivité sui generis.
 

 
New Caledonia (French: Nouvelle-Calédonie) is a special collectivity of France located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, 1,210 kilometres (750 mi) east of Australia and 16,136 kilometres (10,026 mi) east of Metropolitan France. The archipelago, part of the Melanesia subregion, includes the main island of Grande Terre, the Loyalty Islands, the Chesterfield Islands, the Belep archipelago, the Isle of Pines and a few remote islets. The Chesterfield Islands are in the Coral Sea. Locals refer to Grande Terre as "Le Caillou", the stone. New Caledonia has a land area of 18,576 square kilometres (7,172 sq mi). The capital of the territory is Nouméa (Port-de-France 1853-1866). Motto: "Terre de parole, terre de partage" (Land of speech, land of sharing). Territorial Dispute: Matthew and Hunter Islands east of New Caledonia are claimed by Vanuatu.
 
 
ÎLE DES PINS (Kunié)
 
            16 Jun 1792  Discovered by French Capt. Pierre d'Entrecasteaux and named Île
                          des Pins (Isle of Pines).

            29 Sep 1853  France takes possession of the island as part of New Caledonia.
 
  • Grand chefs (High Chiefs)
  • Waweya Vendégou I [1st ruler]
  • Konyii Vendégou II
  • Keewa Vendégou III
  • Toorou Vendégou IV (Kwattè Micüwaét)
  • Ouatchium (Wacumé).....................................1775 - 1850
  • Kadua Vendégou V (Këëwa Vâdëku "Louis-Philippe").......1850 - 30 May 1855
  • Kanejö ("Hortense") Vendégou VI (female)........30 May 1855 - 23 Apr 1883 d. 1900
    • Jerome Vendégou (Regent)...................30 May 1855 - 1870
    • Philippo Vendégou (Regent).................30 May 1855 - 1870
  • Samuel Kwaneye Vendégou VI......................11 Mar 1870 - Jul 1882
  • Abel............................................23 Apr 1883 - 1926
  • Samuel Trouro..........................................1926 - 1927
  • Barthélémy Vendégou VIII...............................1927 - 20 Jun 1974
  • Hilarion Vendégou IX (enthroned 07 Jul 1979)....26 Sep 1974 - date
  • Jean-Marie Vendégou (in rebellion).................Sep 1974 - 26 Sep 1976 d. 1976
 
 
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).
Main Engravers: Lucien Georges Bazor & Raymond Joly.
 
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: Value "50 CENTIMES" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#2 1 Franc. Year: 1949. Weight: 1.28g [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: Value "1 FRANC" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 4,000,000. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#3 2 Francs. Year: 1949. Weight: 2.21g [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: Value "2 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 3,000,000. Minted Years: One year type.
 
1952
 

KM#4 5 Francs. Year: 1952. 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: Value "5 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 4,000,000. Minted Years: One year type.
 
1967
 

KM#5 10 Francs. Year: 1967. Weight: 6.09g [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" written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around around the sailboat. Value "10f" at the bottom. Mintage: 400,000. Minted Years: 1967 and 1970.

KM#6 20 Francs. Year: 1967. Weight: 9.96g [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" written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around three zebu heads facing left. Value "20f" at the bottom. Mintage: 300,000. Minted Years: 1967 and 1970.

KM#7 50 Francs. Year: 1967. Weight: 14.99g [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" written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around hut surrounded by pine and palm trees. Value "50f" at the bottom. Mintage: 700,000. Minted Years: One year type.
 
1970
 

KM#5 10 Francs. Year: 1970. Weight: 5.95g [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" written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around around the sailboat. Value "10f" at the bottom. Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: 1967 and 1970.

KM#6 20 Francs. Year: 1970. Weight: 9.86g [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" written on the lower right side near the neck. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around three zebu heads facing left. Value "20f" at the bottom. Mintage: 1,200,000. Minted Years: 1967 and 1970.
 
1971
 

KM#9 2 Francs. Year: 1971. Weight: 2.21g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 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: Value "2 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: One year Type.
 
1972
 

KM#11 10 Francs. Year: 1972. Weight: 5.91g [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. Designer name "R. JOLY" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around around the sailboat. Value "10f" at the bottom. Mintage: 600,270. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1989-1992 and 1995-2005.

KM#12 20 Francs. Year: 1972. Weight: 9.93g [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. Designer name "R. JOLY" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around three zebu heads facing left. Value "20f" at the bottom. Mintage: 700,000. Minted Years: 1972, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1990-1992, 1996-1997 and 1999-2005.
 
1973
 

KM#10 1 Franc. Year: 1973. Weight: 1.29g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "1 FRANC" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1977, 1981-1983, 1985, 1988-1991, 1994 and 1996-2015.
 
1976
 

KM#15 100 Francs. Year: 1976. Weight: 9.92g [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" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around hut surrounded by pine and palm trees. Value "100f" at the bottom. Mintage: 2,000,000. Minted Years: 1976, 1979 (proof), 1984, 1987, 1988 (never seen), 1991-1992 and 1994-2005 (1995 never seen).
 
1977
 

KM#10 1 Franc. Year: 1977. Weight: 1.32g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "1 FRANC" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 1,500,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1977, 1981-1983, 1985, 1988-1991, 1994 and 1996-2015.

KM#14 2 Francs. Year: 1977. Weight: 2.19g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "2 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 1,500,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989-1991, 1995-2009 and 2011-2015.

KM#11 10 Francs. Year: 1977. 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. Designer name "R. JOLY" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around around the sailboat. Value "10f" at the bottom. Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1989-1992 and 1995-2005.
 
1981
 

KM#10 1 Franc. Year: 1981. Weight: 1.28g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "1 FRANC" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1977, 1981-1983, 1985, 1988-1991, 1994 and 1996-2015.
 
1982
 

KM#10 1 Franc. Year: 1982. Weight: 1.26g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "1 FRANC" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1977, 1981-1983, 1985, 1988-1991, 1994 and 1996-2015.

KM#14 2 Francs. Year: 1982. Weight: 2.18g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "2 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989-1991, 1995-2009 and 2011-2015.
 
1983
 

KM#14 2 Francs. Year: 1983. Weight: 2.16g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "2 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 2,000,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989-1991, 1995-2009 and 2011-2015.

KM#16 5 Francs. Year: 1983. Weight: 3.77g [3.75g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "5 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 500,000. Minted Years: 1983, 1986, 1989-1992, 1994 and 1996-2015.

KM#11 10 Francs. Year: 1983. 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. Designer name "R. JOLY" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around around the sailboat. Value "10f" at the bottom. Mintage: 800,200. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1989-1992 and 1995-2005.
 
1984
 

KM#15 100 Francs. Year: 1984. 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" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around hut surrounded by pine and palm trees. Value "100f" at the bottom. Mintage: 600,000. Minted Years: 1976, 1979 (proof), 1984, 1987, 1988 (never seen), 1991-1992 and 1994-2005 (1995 never seen).
 
1986
 

KM#12 20 Francs. Year: 1986. Weight: 9.94g [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. Designer name "R. JOLY" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around three zebu heads facing left. Value "20f" at the bottom. Mintage: 800,000. Minted Years: 1972, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1990-1992, 1996-1997 and 1999-2005.
 
1987
 

KM#15 100 Francs. Year: 1987. Weight: 9.83g [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" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around hut surrounded by pine and palm trees. Value "100f" at the bottom. Mintage: 800,000. Minted Years: 1976, 1979 (proof), 1984, 1987, 1988 (never seen), 1991-1992 and 1994-2005 (1995 never seen).
 
1990
 

KM#14 2 Francs. Year: 1990. Weight: 2.18g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "2 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 1,500,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989-1991, 1995-2009 and 2011-2015.
 
1991
 

KM#11 10 Francs. Year: 1991. Weight: 6.01g [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. Designer name "R. JOLY" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around around the sailboat. Value "10f" at the bottom. Mintage: 500,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1989-1992 and 1995-2005.
 
1992
 

KM#12 20 Francs. Year: 1992. 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. Designer name "R. JOLY" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around three zebu heads facing left. Value "20f" at the bottom. Mintage: 500,000. Minted Years: 1972, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1990-1992, 1996-1997 and 1999-2005.

 
1994
 

KM#16 5 Francs. Year: 1994. Weight: 3.75g [3.75g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "5 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 1,200,000. Minted Years: 1983, 1986, 1989-1992, 1994 and 1996-2015.
 
2001
 

KM#13 50 Francs. Year: 2001. Weight: 14.86g [15.00g]. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 32.50 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" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around hut surrounded by pine and palm trees. Value "50f" at the bottom. Mintage: 100,000. Minted Years: 1972, 1983, 1987, 1991-1992, 1996-1997, 2000-2001 and 2003-2006.
 
2003
 

KM#10 1 Franc. Year: 2003. Weight: 1.30g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "1 FRANC" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 2,000,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1977, 1981-1983, 1985, 1988-1991, 1994 and 1996-2015.

KM#14 2 Francs. Year: 2003. Weight: 2.19g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "2 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 2,400,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989-1991, 1995-2009 and 2011-2015.

KM#16 5 Francs. Year: 2003. Weight: 3.74g [3.75g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "5 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 700,000. Minted Years: 1983, 1986, 1989-1992, 1994 and 1996-2015.

KM#11 10 Francs. Year: 2003. Weight: 5.88g [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. Designer name "R. JOLY" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around around the sailboat. Value "10f" at the bottom. Mintage: 800,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1989-1992 and 1995-2005.

KM#12 20 Francs. Year: 2003. Weight: 9.98g [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. Designer name "R. JOLY" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around three zebu heads facing left. Value "20f" at the bottom. Mintage: 250,000. Minted Years: 1972, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1990-1992, 1996-1997 and 1999-2005.
 
2006
 

KM#15a 100 Francs. Year: 2006. Weight: 9.84g [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" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around hut surrounded by pine and palm trees. Value "100f" at the bottom. Mintage: 300,000. Minted Years: 2006-2010 and 2014.
 
2007
 

KM#14 2 Francs. Year: 2007. Weight: 2.22g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "2 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 600,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989-1991, 1995-2009 and 2011-2015.

KM#12a 20 Francs. Year: 2007. Weight: 9.99g [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. Designer name "R. JOLY" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around three zebu heads facing left. Value "20f" at the bottom. Mintage: 800,000. Minted Years: 2006-2015.

KM#15a 100 Francs. Year: 2007. Weight: 9.87g [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" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around hut surrounded by pine and palm trees. Value "100f" at the bottom. Mintage: 800,000. Minted Years: 2006-2010 and 2014.
 
2008
 

KM#10 1 Franc. Year: 2008. Weight: 1.30g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "1 FRANC" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 2,800,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1977, 1981-1983, 1985, 1988-1991, 1994 and 1996-2015.

KM#14 2 Francs. Year: 2008. Weight: 2.21g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "2 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 2,400,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989-1991, 1995-2009 and 2011-2015.

KM#16 5 Francs. Year: 2008. Weight: 3.78g [3.75g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "5 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 1,700,000. Minted Years: 1983, 1986, 1989-1992, 1994 and 1996-2015.

KM#11a 10 Francs. Year: 2008. Weight: 6.02g [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. Designer name "R. JOLY" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around around the sailboat. Value "10f" at the bottom. Mintage: 1,200,000. Minted Years: 2006-2015.

KM#12a 20 Francs. Year: 2008. Weight: 10.01g [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. Designer name "R. JOLY" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around three zebu heads facing left. Value "20f" at the bottom. Mintage: 800,000. Minted Years: 2006-2015.

KM#15a 100 Francs. Year: 2008. Weight: 10.01g [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" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around hut surrounded by pine and palm trees. Value "100f" at the bottom. Mintage: 1,100,000. Minted Years: 2006-2010 and 2013-2014.
 
2009
 

KM#10 1 Franc. Year: 2009. Weight: 1.31g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "1 FRANC" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 1,700,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1977, 1981-1983, 1985, 1988-1991, 1994 and 1996-2015.

KM#14 2 Francs. Year: 2009. Weight: 2.20g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "2 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 2,500,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989-1991, 1995-2009 and 2011-2015.

KM#16 5 Francs. Year: 2009. Weight: 3.80g [3.75g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "5 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 1,400,000. Minted Years: 1983, 1986, 1989-1992, 1994 and 1996-2015.

KM#11a 10 Francs. Year: 2009. 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. Designer name "R. JOLY" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around around the sailboat. Value "10f" at the bottom. Mintage: 1,200,000. Minted Years: 2006-2015.

KM#12a 20 Francs. Year: 2009. Weight: 9.96g [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. Designer name "R. JOLY" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around three zebu heads facing left. Value "20f" at the bottom. Mintage: 800,000. Minted Years: 2006-2015.

KM#13a 50 Francs. Year: 2009. Weight: 14.99g [15.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 32.50 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" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around hut surrounded by pine and palm trees. Value "50f" at the bottom. Mintage: 660,000. Minted Years: 2007-2009 and 2012-2014.

KM#15a 100 Francs. Year: 2009. Weight: 10.07g [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" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around hut surrounded by pine and palm trees. Value "100f" at the bottom. Mintage: 1,400,000. Minted Years: 2006-2010 and 2014.

 
2010
 

KM#16 5 Francs. Year: 2010. Weight: 3.81g [3.75g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 31.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "5 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 1,600,000. Minted Years: 1983, 1986, 1989-1992, 1994 and 1996-2015.

KM#11a 10 Francs. Year: 2010. 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. Designer name "R. JOLY" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around around the sailboat. Value "10f" at the bottom. Mintage: 600,000. Minted Years: 2006-2015.

KM#12a 20 Francs. Year: 2010. Weight: 10.00g [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. Designer name "R. JOLY" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around three zebu heads facing left. Value "20f" at the bottom. Mintage: 600,000. Minted Years: 2006-2015.
 
2011
 

KM#10 1 Franc. Year: 2011. Weight: 1.31g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "1 FRANC" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 1,200,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1977, 1981-1983, 1985, 1988-1991, 1994 and 1996-2015.

KM#14 2 Francs. Year: 2011. Weight: 2.19g [2.20g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 27.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "2 FRANCS" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 1,100,000. Minted Years: 1973, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989-1991, 1995-2009 and 2011-2015.
 
2012
 

KM#10 1 Franc. Year: 2012. Weight: 1.30g [1.30g]. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: IEOM. Obverse: Seated figure holding torch. "REPUBLIQUE" written on the left side clockwise. "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: Value "1 FRANC" on the top. Kagu bird with opened wings in center within sprigs. "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written at the bottom. Mintage: 2,400,000. Minted Years: 1972-1973, 1977, 1981-1983, 1985, 1988-1991, 1994 and 1996-2015.

KM#11a 10 Francs. Year: 2012. Weight: 5.97g [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. Designer name "R. JOLY" written on the lower right side near the neck. "I.E.O.M" written below the Liberty head. Date at the bottom. Reverse: "NOUVELLE CALEDONIE" written around around the sailboat. Value "10f" at the bottom. Mintage: 1,500,000. Minted Years: 2006-2015.
 
 
  • Commandants
  • Auguste Febvrier-Despointes..............................24 Sep 1853 - 01 Jan 1854
  • Louis Tardy de Montravel.................................01 Jan 1854 - 31 Oct 1854
  • Joseph Fidèle Eugène du Bouzet...........................18 Jan 1855 - 28 Oct 1856
  • Jules Marcelin Albert Testard............................18 Jan 1855 - 21 Dec 1856
  • He was acting for Bouzet to 28 Oct 1856.
  • Le Bris..................................................25 May 1856 - 05 May 1857
  • He was acting for Testard to 21 Dec 1856.
  • Roussel (interim)........................................21 Dec 1858 - 20 Mar 1859
  • Jean Pierre Thomas Durand................................20 Mar 1859 - 01 Jul 1860
  • Jean-Marie Saisset (acting for Durand)...................22 May 1859 - 02 Apr 1860
  • Governors (from 22 Mar 1907 also High Commissioners in the Pacific Ocean)
  • Charles Guillain.........................................02 Jun 1862 - 13 Mar 1870
  • Jacques Eugène Barnabé Ruillier..........................13 Mar 1870 - 26 Aug 1870
  • Eugène Gaultier de la Richerie...........................26 Aug 1870 - 25 Sep 1874
  • Louis Eugène Alleyron....................................25 Sep 1874 - 27 Feb 1875
  • Léopold Eberhard Ludovic de Pritzbuer....................27 Feb 1875 - 11 Apr 1878
  • Jean Baptiste Léon Olry..................................11 Apr 1878 - 08 Aug 1880
  • Amédée Anatole Prosper Courbet...........................08 Aug 1880 - 29 Sep 1882
  • Léopold Augustin Charles Pallu de la Barrière............29 Sep 1882 - 22 Jul 1884
  • Adolphe Le Boucher.......................................22 Jul 1884 - 13 May 1886
  • Ortus (interim)..........................................13 May 1886 - 05 Jun 1886
  • Louis Hippolyte Marie Nouet..............................05 Jun 1886 - 30 Jul 1888
  • Delphino Moracchini......................................30 Jul 1888 - 20 Dec 1888
  • Pons (interim)...........................................20 Dec 1888 - 12 Jan 1889
  • Marie Jacques Noël Pardon................................12 Jan 1889 - 14 Apr 1891
  • Émile Gustave Laffon.....................................14 Apr 1891 - 16 Dec 1892
  • Albert Jean Georges Marie Louis Picquié .................16 Dec 1892 - 21 Feb 1894
  • Gauharou (interim).......................................21 Feb 1894 - 10 Jun 1894
  • Paul Théodore Ernest Marie Feillet.......................10 Jun 1894 - 18 Oct 1902
    • Aristide Le Fol (acting for Feillet)................05 Jun 1896 - 02 Jun 1897
    • Colardeau (acting for Feillet)......................10 Feb 1900 - 12 Dec 1900
    • Édouard Émile Léon Telle (acting for Feillet).......13 Dec 1900 - 02 May 1901
  • Édouard Émile Léon Telle (2nd time)......................22 Oct 1902 - 14 Nov 1902
  • Édouard Picanon..........................................14 Nov 1902 - 17 May 1905
  • He was acting for Feillet to 02 Sep 1903.
  • Charles Amédée Rognon....................................17 May 1905 - 17 Sep 1905
  • Victor Théophile Liotard.................................17 Sep 1905 - 18 Mar 1908
  • Pierre Brun (acting).....................................18 Mar 1908 - 24 May 1908
  • Jules Richard............................................24 May 1908 - 06 Jun 1913
    • Adrien Jules Jean Bonhoure (acting for Richard).....16 Sep 1909 - 06 Jul 1910
  • Auguste Charles Désiré Emmanuel Brunet...................06 Jun 1913 - 27 Jul 1914
  • Jules Vincent Repiquet...................................27 Jul 1914 - 15 Aug 1923
    • Joseph Marie Eugène Joulia (acting for Repiquet)....23 May 1919 - 06 Jan 1921
  • Henri Joseph Marie d'Arboussier..........................12 Sep 1923 - 14 Mar 1925
  • Marie Casimir Joseph Guyon...............................16 Mar 1925 - 02 Jul 1932
    • Henri Joseph Marie d'Arboussier (acting for Guyon)..29 May 1929 - 22 May 1930
    • Gabriel Henri Joseph Thaly (acting for Guyon).......23 May 1930 - 20 Dec 1930
  • Léonce Alphonse Noël Henri Jore (1st time)...............20 Jul 1932 - 06 Apr 1933
  • Bernard Jacques Victorin Siadous.........................03 May 1933 - 03 Dec 1936
  • Marcel Alix Jean Marchessou..............................06 Dec 1936 - Jul 1938
  • Léonce Alphonse Noël Henri Jore (2nd time)..................Jul 1938 - 07 Aug 1939
  • René Victor Marie Barthès................................07 Aug 1939 - 20 Sep 1939
  • Marc Georges Marie Pelicier..............................20 Oct 1939 - 04 Sep 1940
  • Denis....................................................04 Sep 1940 - 19 Sep 1940
  • Henri Camille Sautot.....................................19 Sep 1940 - 06 May 1942
  • From 09 Jul 1941 to Jul 1943, Charles de Gaulle named Georges Thierry d'Argenlieu (b. 1889 - d. 1964) as high commissioner, while in Dec 1941 the Vichy government named Jean Decoux (b. 1884 - d. 1963) to the post (who in fact was only responsible for Wallis and Futuna which was the only Pacific territory not to have rallied to the Free French at that time). The function of high commissioner in the Pacific Ocean was used to coordinate the governors of New Caledonia and of the French Settlements in Oceania and the governors-general of French Indochina. Moreover the resident commissioners of the New Hebrides (Vanuatu) and the residents of Wallis and Futuna were subordinated to him.
  • Marie Henri Ferdinand Auguste Montchamp..................29 Jul 1942 - 23 Jun 1943
  • Christian Robert Roger Laigret...........................15 Sep 1943 - 13 Feb 1944
  • Jacques Victor François Tallec...........................14 Feb 1944 - 28 Jan 1947
  • Georges Hubert Parisot...................................29 Jan 1947 - 10 May 1948
  • Pierre Charles Cournarie.................................10 May 1948 - 05 Jul 1951
  • Paul Louis Bordarier.....................................05 Jul 1951 - 21 Oct 1951
  • Raoul Eugène Angammarre..................................21 Oct 1951 - 24 Jul 1954
  • René Hoffherr............................................30 Sep 1954 - 03 Feb 1956
  • Aimé Grimald.............................................02 Mar 1956 - 01 Dec 1958
  • Laurent Elisée Péchoux...................................01 Dec 1958 - 09 Jan 1963
    • Georges Poulet (acting for Péchoux).................18 Mar 1961 - 20 Jul 1961
  • Marc Casimir Biros.......................................09 Jan 1963 - 14 Feb 1965
  • Jean Risterucci..........................................14 Feb 1965 - 16 Oct 1969
  • Louis Verger.............................................20 Oct 1969 - 01 Dec 1973
  • Jean Gabriel Ériau.......................................09 Jan 1974 - 16 Dec 1978
  • Claude Charbonniaud......................................16 Dec 1978 - 11 Dec 1981
  • High commissioners
  • Christian Léon Colombo Nucci.............................19 Dec 1981 - 22 Oct 1982
  • Jacques Roynette.........................................24 Oct 1982 - 04 Dec 1984
  • Edgard Pisani............................................04 Dec 1985 - 22 May 1985
  • Fernand Wibaux...........................................31 May 1985 - 01 Aug 1986
  • Bernard Lemaire (acting).................................01 Aug 1986 - 12 Aug 1986
  • Jean Montpezat...........................................12 Aug 1986 - 28 Nov 1987
  • Clément Bouhin...........................................01 Dec 1987 - 15 Jul 1988
  • Bernard Grasset..........................................15 Jul 1988 - 11 Jan 1991
  • Alain Christnacht........................................15 Jan 1991 - 29 Jul 1994
  • Thierry Lataste (1st time - acting)......................29 Jul 1994 - 12 Aug 1994
  • Didier Cultiaux..........................................12 Aug 1994 - 16 Aug 1995
  • Laurent Cayrel (acting)..................................16 Aug 1995 - 18 Aug 1995
  • Dominique Bur............................................18 Aug 1995 - 15 Jul 1999
  • Bernard Bouloc (acting)..................................15 Jul 1999 - 19 Jul 1999
  • Thierry Lataste (2nd time)...............................19 Jul 1999 - 29 Jul 2002
  • Alain Triolle (acting)...................................29 Jul 2002 - 31 Jul 2002
  • Daniel Constantin........................................31 Jul 2002 - 06 Sep 2005
  • Louis Le Franc (acting)..................................06 Sep 2005 - 09 Sep 2005
  • Michel Mathieu...........................................09 Sep 2005 - 15 Oct 2007
  • Jean-Bernard Bobin (acting)..............................15 Oct 2007 - 25 Oct 2007
  • Yves Dassonville.........................................25 Oct 2007 - 21 Oct 2010
  • Thierry Suquet (1st time - acting).......................21 Oct 2010 - 02 Nov 2010
  • Albert Dupuy.............................................02 Nov 2010 - 02 Feb 2013
  • Thierry Suquet (2nd time - acting).......................02 Feb 2013 - 27 Feb 2013
  • Jean-Jacques Brot........................................27 Feb 2013 - 23 Jul 2014
  • Pascal Gauci (acting)....................................23 Jul 2014 - 18 Aug 2014
  • Vincent Bouvier..........................................18 Aug 2014 - 08 Jun 2016
  • Laurent Cabrera (acting).................................08 Jun 2016 - 20 Jun 2016
  • Thierry Lataste (3rd time)...............................20 Jun 2016 - date
 
  • Vice Presidents of the Government Council
  • Maurice Lenormand (1st time).............................22 Oct 1957 - 18 Jun 1959
  • Michel Kauma.............................................18 Jun 1959 - 29 Apr 1962
  • Roch Pidjot..............................................29 Apr 1962 - 21 Dec 1963
  • Post abolished: 21 Dec 1963 - 05 Oct 1977.
  • André Caillard...........................................05 Oct 1977 - 13 Oct 1978
  • Maurice Lenormand........................................21 Nov 1978 - 24 May 1979
  • He was suspended from 20 Mar 1979.
  • Dick Ukeiwé..............................................06 Jul 1979 - 16 Jun 1982
  • Jean-Marie Tjibaou.......................................18 Jun 1982 - 18 Nov 1984
  • He was President of provisional government of Kanaky: 01 Dec 1984 - o4 May 1989, in dissidence.
  • President of the Government
  • Dick Ukeiwé..............................................23 Nov 1984 - 29 Aug 1985
  • President of the Executive Council
  • Dick Ukeiwé.................................................Oct 1985 - 09 Nov 1988
  • Post abolished: 09 Nov 1988 - 28 May 1999.
  • Presidents of the Government
  • Jean Lèques..............................................28 May 1999 - 05 Apr 2001
  • Pierre Frogier...........................................05 Apr 2001 - 10 Jun 2004
  • Marie-Noëlle Thémereau (female)..........................10 Jun 2004 - 07 Aug 2007
  • Harold Martin (1st time).................................07 Aug 2007 - 05 Jun 2009
  • Philippe Gomès...........................................05 Jun 2009 - 03 Mar 2011
  • Harold Martin (2nd time).................................03 Mar 2011 - 05 Jun 2014
  • Cynthia Ligeard (female).................................05 Jun 2014 - 01 Apr 2015
  • On 15th Dec 2014, the government of President Cynthia Ligeard collapses as the Caledonia Together party withdraws. The election of a new president fails on 31st December 2014 (3 votes for Philippe Germain, 2 for Ligeard and 6 abstentions).
  • Philippe Germain.........................................01 Apr 2015 - date
  • Philippe Germain is elected as president of the government by 6 of its 11 members, against 1 vote for Cynthia Ligeard and 1 abstention; 3 were absent.
 
 
 
 
 
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