Chad or Tchad Gold Coins
Brief Chad or Tchad History
The Republic of Chad, part of France's African holdings until 1960, endured three decades of ethnic warfare as well as invasions by Libya before a semblance of peace was finally restored in 1990. The government eventually suppressed or came to terms with most political-military groups, settled a territorial dispute with Libya on terms favorable to Chad, drafted a democratic constitution, and held multiparty presidential elections in 1996 and 1997. In 1998, a new rebellion broke out in northern Chad, which sporadically flares up despite two peace agreements signed in 2002 and 2003 between the government and the rebels. Despite movement toward democratic reform, power remains in the hands of a northern ethnic oligarchy.
Chad or Tchad Gold Coins
Undated 1970 1,000 Francs - Tenth Anniversary of Independence
The head side, normally classed as the obverse, features a portrait of Commandant Lamy, although Krause calls this the reverse, and vice versa.
The inscription reads:-
The reverse shows a young, bare-breasted local woman. A broken chain is also shown, possibly an allusion to freedom from slavery? An inscription reads:-
Above is the coat of arms of Chad, with a partially surrounding legend REPUBLIQUE DU TCHAD. The scroll beneath the arms is also inscribed with the motto: UNITE TRAVAIL PROGRES
Amédée-François Lamy was a French career soldier and colonialist who headed a mission to successfully conquer Chad. Its capital, Fort-Lamy was founded and named after him, by the French commander Émile Gentil on May 29, 1900. In 1973, it's name was changed to N'Djamena.
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Prices & Availability
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Date||Denomination||Description||Grade||Mintage||Availability||Price £||Price $
1970||1,000 Francs||10th Anniversary Independence, Commandant Lamy||Proof, about FDC||4,000||Ask||£75||$115
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Chad or Tchad Silver and Base Metal Coins
For silver and base metal coins of Chad, please look at our original Chard Coins website.
Obverse of Undated 1970 Chad or Tchad 1,000 Francs
Reverse of Undated 1970 Chad or Tchad 1,000 Francs