Banknotes from Belgian Congo

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.
Wikidata: Q213510

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

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Franc (1887-1967)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

5 Francs Banque du Congo Belge
1943-1952

Standard banknote
103 × 83 mm
P# 13A
10 Francs
1937

Standard banknote
83 × 128 mm
P# 9
20 Francs
1946

Standard banknote
140 × 89 mm
P# 15E
20 Francs with EMISSION
1948-1950

Standard banknote
140 × 89 mm
P# 15H
Available for swap 50 Francs
(1943-)

Standard banknote
P# 16
100 Francs
1944-1951

Standard banknote
157 × 100 mm
P# 17

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