50 Makuta


Country Zaire
(Congo - Democratic Republic)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1979-1980
Value 50 Makuta (0.5 ZRN)
Currency Zaire (1971-1993)
Composition Paper
Size 151 × 75 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 17
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.


Mobutu at left, leopard at lower right facing right.

banque du zaire
cinquante makuta



Man and structure in water.

le contrefacteur est puni de servitude pénale
banque du Zaïre


Similar with P#16 but slight color difference.
Watermark: Mobutu.
Printer: G&D.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
0% P#17s Specimen
1979-Nov-24  3.31 55% P#17a Signature 5. 24.11.1979
1980-Oct-14  51% P#17b Signature 3. 14.10.1980

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