The coin is round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coin’s edge is milled.
The Obverse: features the national emblem of the Benin, the title of REPUBLIQUE DU BENIN, the down value- 1000 FRANCS CFA.
The Reverse: features of elephfant with baby. Inscruption - PROTECTION DE LA NATURE - ELEPHANT DU BENIN, year of issue - 2016.