5,000,000 Zaïres

5,000,000 Zaïres -  obverse5,000,000 Zaïres -  reverse

© Levi Ringoet

Features

Country Zaire
(Congo - Democratic Republic)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1992
Value 5,000,000 Zaïres (5 000 000 ZRN)
Currency Zaire (1971-1993)
Composition Paper
Size 165 × 79 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 46
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of Zairean dictator Mobutu Sese Seko and the Coat of arms of Zaire.

Lettering:
BANQUE DU ZAÏRE
CINQ MILLIONS ZAÏRES
5.000.000

Translation:
Bank of Zaire
Five Million Zaires.

Reverse

Factory.

Lettering:
5.000.000
CINQ MILLIONS ZAÏRES 5.000.000

Translation: Five Million Zaires.

Watermark

Mobutu Sese Seko

5,000,000 Zaïres -  obverse

© Griffin S

Comments

Issued by the Bank of Zaire (Banque du Zaïre), and was issued into circulation in late 1992. Although it was accepted in part of its face value, it was not accepted as legal tender in several parts of the country. One reason for this mistrust was the grammatical error in the French number of the note, which read as cinq millions zaïres instead of cinq millions de zaïres.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1992  0% P# 46s; specimen, red overprint SPECIMEN on both sides
1992-Oct-1  6.99 100% P# 46a; issued note, 1-10-1992

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