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Metal francs and centimes - modern coins of Congo (Zaire)

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  • Congo (Zaire), Democratic Republic

  • Congolese franc
  • Kinshasa
  • of 2 267 600 sq. km
  • French (state), a Lingala, a Swahili

Monetary unit of Democratic Republic Congo (Zaire) is franc which is equal to 100 centimes. In the cash circulation there are coins of denomination 25, 50 centimes and 1 Congolese franc.

Actually all coins and denominations of small nominal values, continuing to reserve the status of a lawful instrument of payment, in the cash circulation meet only as a part of souvenir sets in which their cost several times exceeds the nominal.

The Obverse of Zaire coins of all nominal values and series decorate the plotting of the lion standing on hinder legs, and an inscription REPULIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO. On a reverse of a coin of denomination 25 centimes are represented animals - caress or a wild dog - depending on a coin series. The characteristic plotting for a coin in nominal value of 50 centimes, also depending on a series, is the plotting or butterflies, or gorillas. Also there are coins in 50 centimes on the back containing the plotting of a giraffe and an inscription XXI CENTURY F.A.O. FOOD SECURITY or the plotting of the football player with a ball. The reverse of a coin in nominal value 1 franc, produced of a brass, decorates the plotting of the chicken of local breed.

For Zaire coins of all nominal values the smooth herd, all coins, except one franc is characteristic, are produced of aluminium. Last currently a series of Zaire coins has been manufactured in 2002

Nominal value: 25 centimes
Stamping: 2002
the Material: Aluminium
the Note: Caress
the Obverse of 25 centimes of Congo (Zaire) the Reverse of 25 centimes of Congo (Zaire)
Nominal value: 50 centimes
Stamping: 2002
the Material: Aluminium
the Note: the Football player with a ball
the Obverse of 50 centimes of Congo (Zaire) the Reverse of 50 centimes of Congo (Zaire)
Nominal value: 1 franc
Stamping: 2002
the Material: the Brass
the Note: the Chicken
the Obverse 1 franc of Congo (Zaire) the Reverse 1 franc of Congo (Zaire)

Notes Congo (Zaire)

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