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The Belgian Congo was first acquired by King Léopold II in 1885 as the Congo Free State, and coinage on par with the Belgian Franc was issued in 1887-1892. The Congo Free State became notorious for human rights abuses, and was given to the Belgian government in 1908, whereupon coins in the Belgian Congolese Franc were issued starting in 1911. Ruanda-Urundi was attached to it following its acquisition from Germany in 1919. During the 2nd World War, the Belgian Free Forces were based in the Belgian Congo, and brass and silver coinage was minted. The colony became independent as the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1960. Read more

See also: Congo - Democratic Republic, Zaire, Congo Free State, Katanga, Ruanda-Urundi

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Belgian Congo - Franc (1887-1967)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

1 Centime - Albert I – obverse
1 Centime - Albert I – reverse
1 Centime - Albert I
1910-1919
Copper – 2 g – ø 18 mm
KM# 15, LA# BCM-1
2 Centimes - Albert I – obverse
2 Centimes - Albert I – reverse
2 Centimes - Albert I
1910-1919
Copper – 4 g – ø 23 mm
KM# 16, LA# BCM-2
5 Centimes - Léopold II – obverse
5 Centimes - Léopold II – reverse
5 Centimes - Léopold II
1909
Copper-nickel – 2.5 g – ø 19.1 mm
KM# 12, LA# BCM-3
5 Centimes - Albert I – obverse
5 Centimes - Albert I – reverse
5 Centimes - Albert I
1910-1928
Copper-nickel – 2.39 g – ø 19 mm
KM# 17, LA# BCM-4, LA# BCM-5
10 Centimes - Léopold II – obverse
10 Centimes - Léopold II – reverse
10 Centimes - Léopold II
1909
Copper-nickel – 4 g – ø 22 mm
KM# 13, LA# BCM-6
10 Centimes - Albert I – obverse
10 Centimes - Albert I – reverse
10 Centimes - Albert I
1910-1928
Copper-nickel – 4.0 g – ø 22 mm
KM# 18, LA# BCM-7, LA# BCM-8
20 Centimes - Léopold II – obverse
20 Centimes - Léopold II – reverse
20 Centimes - Léopold II
1909
Copper-nickel – 6 g – ø 25 mm
KM# 14, LA# BCM-9
20 Centimes - Albert I – obverse
20 Centimes - Albert I – reverse
20 Centimes - Albert I
1910-1911
Copper-nickel – 5.92 g – ø 25 mm
KM# 19, LA# BCM-10
50 Centimes - Albert I (French text) – obverse
50 Centimes - Albert I (French text) – reverse
50 Centimes - Albert I (French text)
1921-1929
Copper-nickel – 6.46 g – ø 24 mm
KM# 22, LA# BCM-11
50 Centimes - Albert I (Dutch text) – obverse
50 Centimes - Albert I (Dutch text) – reverse
50 Centimes - Albert I (Dutch text)
1921-1929
Copper-nickel – 6.5 g – ø 24 mm
KM# 23, LA# BCM-12
1 Franc - Albert I (French text) – obverse
1 Franc - Albert I (French text) – reverse
1 Franc - Albert I (French text)
1920-1930
Copper-nickel – 10 g – ø 28.8 mm
KM# 20, LA# BCM-13
1 Franc - Albert I (Dutch text) – obverse
1 Franc - Albert I (Dutch text) – reverse
1 Franc - Albert I (Dutch text)
1920-1929
Copper-nickel – 10 g – ø 28.9 mm
KM# 21, LA# BCM-14
1 Franc - Léopold III – obverse
1 Franc - Léopold III – reverse
1 Franc - Léopold III
1944-1949
Brass – 2.48 g – ø 19.20 mm
KM# 26, LA# BCM-15
2 Francs - Léopold III – obverse
2 Francs - Léopold III – reverse
2 Francs - Léopold III
1943
Brass – 5.9 g – ø 30 mm
KM# 25, LA# BCM-16
2 Francs - Léopold III – obverse
2 Francs - Léopold III – reverse
2 Francs - Léopold III
1946-1947
Brass – 5.0 g – ø 22 mm
KM# 28, LA# BCM-17
5 Francs - Léopold III – obverse
5 Francs - Léopold III – reverse
5 Francs - Léopold III
1936-1937
Nickel-bronze – 13 g – ø 33 mm
KM# 24, LA# BCM-18
5 Francs - Léopold III – obverse
5 Francs - Léopold III – reverse
5 Francs - Léopold III
1947
Brass – 7.9 g – ø 27 mm
KM# 29, LA# BCM-19
50 Francs - Léopold III – obverse
50 Francs - Léopold III – reverse
50 Francs - Léopold III
1944
Silver (.500) – 17.5 g – ø 35 mm
KM# 27, LA# BCM-20

Numista referee for this country is Dato Mikeladze.

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