Updated: Nov 22, 2022
This colorful Madagascan banknote represent the 1st denomination, of the Malagasy Franc (Series 1994). The observe features a young Malagasy girl, backed by a traditional hill village and travelers' palm. The reverse depicts Zebu herdsman and rice farmers. Notably the Series 1994 was demonetized on 12-31-2009. (Note Size: 128 x 76 mm or 5.04 x 2.99 in)
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Malagasy Franc Gallery
(This gallery features all banknotes of the Malagasy Franc Series 1994-2004)
The Malagasy Franc was subdivided into 100 centimes, which is the French term for “cents”.
Malagasy Francs display the notes value in both Francs and Ariary, equal to 5 Francs.
The Ariary is one of the last two non-decimal currencies the world. The other being the Mauritanian ouguiya.
The Ariary is sub-divided into 5 Iraimbilanja, equal to a single Franc.
Iraimbilanja is Malagasy term for "wrought iron", which was an old term used for the now retired 1 Franc coin.
The Malagasy 1 Franc was a stainless steel coin issued from 1965 to 1993.
All Ariary notes printed after 2007, no longer refer to the note's value in Francs.