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Coins from Congo Free State

Countries and territoriesCongo - Democratic Republic › Congo Free State

The Congo Free State is the former name of present-day Republic of Congo, when it was awarded to the Belgian King Leopold II during the Berlin Conference in 1885. He made a lot of money exploiting the locals for his rubber enterprises. Due to bad conditions and epidemics many millions of Congolese died, but no accurate records exist. International pressure led to the annexation of Congo Free State by the Belgian state in 1908, which marked the start of Belgian Congo. Read more

See also: Congo - Democratic Republic, Zaire, Belgian Congo, Katanga

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Franc (1887-1908)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

1 Centime - Léopold II
1887-1888
Copper • 1.98 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 1, Schön# 1, LA# VCM-1
2 Centimes - Léopold II
1887-1888
Copper • 4 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 2, LA# VCM-2
5 Centimes - Léopold II
1887-1894
Copper • 10 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 3, LA# VCM-3
5 Centimes - Léopold II
1906-1908
Copper-nickel • 2.5 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 9, LA# VCM-4
10 Centimes - Léopold II
1887-1894
Copper • 20.1 g • ⌀ 35.2 mm
KM# 4, LA# VCM-5
10 Centimes - Léopold II
1906-1908
Copper-nickel • 4 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 10, LA# VCM-6
20 Centimes - Léopold II
1906-1908
Copper-nickel • 6 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 11, LA# VCM-7
50 Centimes - Léopold II
1887-1896
Silver (.835) • 2.5 g • ⌀ 17.2 mm
KM# 5, LA# VCM-8
1 Franc - Léopold II
1887-1896
Silver (.835) • 5 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 6, LA# VCM-9
2 Francs - Léopold II
1887-1896
Silver (.835) • 10 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# 7, LA# VCM-10
5 Francs - Léopold II (Pattern strike)
1887
Pattern
Copper • 24.84 g • ⌀ 37 mm
KM# Pn7
5 Francs - Léopold II
1887-1896
Silver (.900) • 25 g • ⌀ 37 mm
KM# 8, LA# VCM-11, LA# VCM-12

Numista referee for this country is Dato Mikeladze.

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