Obverse legend : ESSAI.
Obverse description : Tiges de mil.
Reverse legend : BANQUE CENTRALE DU MALI / 25 / FRANCS / 1976.
Reverse description : Valeur faciale entre quatre triangles.
Mali is the former French colony of French Sudan. Mali became independent 22 September 1960, after the breakup of the Mali Federation grouping Senegal and the Sudanese Republic.