At centre, the obverse of the coin displays the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Chad. It features a shield with jagged lines, with a sun rising over it. The shield is supported by a goat and a lion. Below the shield is a medal (the insigne of the National Order of Chad) and a scroll with the national motto in French: UNITE TRAVAIL PROGRES ("Unité, Travail, Progrès" in French - one of the official languages of the country; "Unity, Work, Progress" in English). The shield supporters as well as the scroll feature an arrow pointing upwards.
In large letters around above, the name of the country in French: REPUBLIQUE DU TCHAD, followed by the date of issue: [year].
Around below, the face value 5000 FRANCS CFA (five thousand Central African CFA Francs).