XPF – French Polynesian Franc

Monetary System

1 French Pacific Islands franc (XPF) = 100 centimes

Overseas Issuing Institute
Institut d’Emission d’Outre-Mer

The Institut d’Emission d’Outre-Mer (French: Overseas Issuing Institute, IEOM), a Paris-based national public institution, was founded and chartered by the French government in December 1966 and empowered to issue a uniform currency in the French territories of the Pacific. In addition to its headquarters in mainland France, IEOM’s presence encompasses French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Wallis & Futuna. Also, its mandate covers French southern territories of Antarctica. All notes for the French Pacific Territories are printed without imprint by Banque de France in Paris, France.
For more information, visit www.ieom.fr.

2014 Issues

These notes were issued on 20 January 2014. The preceding issues circulated in parallel until 30 September 2014, after which time they were no longer legal tender, but can be exchanged indefinitely at IEOM offices.
The themes for the new notes are flora and vegetation, fauna, sea fauna, and architecture. The symbols at lower left front are intaglio printed to allow the sight impaired to distinguish between denominations by touch. The 500- and 1,000-franc notes have a pearlescent stripe at right front whereas the 5,000- and 10,000-franc notes have a holographic stripe. The stripes on all denominations also have CFP embossed diagonally at center. Additionally, the notes are protected against counterfeiting with microprinting, security fibers, and fluorescent features.

Description: 500.00 XPF – French Polynesian Franc Size: 120 x 66 mm

Green and red. Front: French text; papaya leaf and fruit as registration device; tapa cloth patterns (Wallis); kava leaves; bird of paradise flowers. Back: French text; Plumeria (Frangipani) and Gardenia taitensis (Tahitian Gardenia or Tiaré Flower); siapo cloth patterns (Futuna); papaya leaf and fruit. Solid security thread with demetalized IEOM. Watermark: Outrigger canoe and electrotype 500. Printer: (Banque de France). 120 x 66 mm. Paper.

Description: 1,000.00 XPF – French Polynesian Franc Size: 126 x 66 mm

Brown and orange. Front: French text; parakeet as registration device; sting ray; tortoise. Back: French text; Horned parakeet (Eunymphicus cornutus) on branch; Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus) bird in flight; white terns; siapo cloth patterns (Futuna); parakeet. Solid security thread with demetalized IEOM. Watermark: Outrigger canoe and electrotype 1000. Printer: (Banque de France). 126 x 66 mm. Paper.

Description: 5,000.00 XPF – French Polynesian Franc Size: 132 x 73 mm

Blue and green. Front: French text; fish hooks as registration device; tapa cloth patterns (Wallis); volute and 7-finger shells; nautilus; pennant coralfish (Heniochus acuminatus) and coral. Back: French text; coral and open oyster (Pinctada margaritifera) with pearl; fish in SPARK; humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) fish; seashells in border; siapo cloth patterns (Futuna); fish hooks. Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized IEOM logo and INSTITUT D’ÉMISSION D’OUTRE-MER. Green-to-blue color-changing windowed security thread. Watermark: Outrigger canoe and electrotype 5000. Printer: (Banque de France). 132 x 73 mm. Paper.

Description: 10,000.00 XPF – French Polynesian Franc Size: 138 x 73 mm

Red and yellow. Front: French text; stone pestle as registration device; tapa cloth patterns (Wallis); two oars; faré (thatched hut) and palm trees. Back: French text; round houses; flèche faîtière (Kanak house finial) in SPARK; Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa, New Caledonia; siapo cloth patterns (Futuna); stone pestle. Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized IEOM logo and INSTITUT D’ÉMISSION D’OUTRE-MER. Green-to-blue color-changing windowed security thread. Watermark: Outrigger canoe and electrotype 10000. Printer: (Banque de France). 138 x 73 mm. Paper.