Coins from 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.
Wikidata: Q76048

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

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Franc (1887-1908)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

Available for swap 1 Centime - Léopold II
1887-1888

Copper • 1.98 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 1, Schön# 1, LA# VCM-1
Available for swap 2 Centimes - Léopold II
1887-1888

Copper • 4 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 2, LA# VCM-2
Available for swap 5 Centimes - Léopold II
1887-1894

Copper • 10 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 3, LA# VCM-3
Available for swap 5 Centimes - Léopold II
1906-1908

Copper-nickel • 2.5 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 9, LA# VCM-4
Available for swap 10 Centimes - Léopold II
1887-1894

Copper • 20.1 g • ⌀ 35.2 mm
KM# 4, LA# VCM-5
Available for swap 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
Available for swap 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# Pn6
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# 8.1, LA# VCM-12
5 Francs - Léopold II
1887

Silver (.900) • 25 g • ⌀ 37 mm
KM# 8.2, LA# VCM-11

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