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1 Zaïre

Features

Country Zaire
(Congo - Democratic Republic)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1972-1977 (1971-1980)
Value 1 Zaïre (1 ZRN)
Currency Zaire (1971-1993)
Size 158 × 78 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 18
  • 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.

Obverse

Mobutu at left, leopard at lower right facing right. Various date and signature varieties.

Lettering:
BANQUE DU ZAÏRE
UN ZAÏRE
27.10.1975

Translation:
Bank of Zaire
One Zaire
27th of October 1975

Reverse

Factory, pyramid, flora and elephant tusks at center right.

Lettering:
LE CONTREFACTEUR
EST PUNI DE
SERVITUDE PENALE
BANQUE DU ZAÏRE
GIESECKE DEVRIENT MUNICH

Comments

Watermark: Mobutu.
Printer: G&D.
Intaglio

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1971-1980)  5% P#18s Specimen. As a. Red overprint: SPECIMEN on both sides.
1972  10% P#18a Signature 3 with title: LE GOUVERNEUR placed below line. 15.3.1972;
1974  0% P#18a Signature 3 with title: LE GOUVERNEUR placed below line. 27.10.1974
1975  10% P#18a Signature 3 with title: LE GOUVERNEUR placed below line. 20.5.1975;
1975  30% P#18a Signature 3 with title: LE GOUVERNEUR placed below line. 27.10.1975
1976  0% P#18a Signature 3 with title: LE GOUVERNEUR placed below line. 27.10.1976
1977  55% P#18b Signature 4 with title: LE GOUVERNEUR placed above line. 27.10.1977.

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