5 Francs

5 Francs - obverse5 Francs - reverse

© Essor Prof

Features

Issuer Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Period Administrative union (1926-1962)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1952
Value 5 Francs
Currency Franc (1887-1967)
Composition Brass
Weight 7.3 g
Diameter 27.0 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 11003
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
LA# BRM-3,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 30
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Denomination in star.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BELGISCH CONGO BELGE
5F
RUANDA - URUNDI

Translation:
Belgian Congo Belgium
5 Francs
Ruanda-Urundi

Engraver: Marcel Rau Read more on Wikipedia

Marcel Rau (20 March 1886, Brussels - 29 June 1966, Brussels) was a Belgian sculptor and medalist. He studied sculpture with Paul Dubois (1829-1905) at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. Marcel Rau notably executed war memorials erected in seven Belgian cities.

Reverse

Oil palm divides denomination

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BANQUE CENTRALE
5F
1952
CENTRALE BANK

Translation:
Bank Central
5F
1952
Central Bank

Engraver: Marcel Rau Read more on Wikipedia

Marcel Rau (20 March 1886, Brussels - 29 June 1966, Brussels) was a Belgian sculptor and medalist. He studied sculpture with Paul Dubois (1829-1905) at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. Marcel Rau notably executed war memorials erected in seven Belgian cities.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Brass (Copper 66.5%, Zinc 33.5 %)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1952  10 000 000 $ 8.70 $ 13 $ 13 $ 13

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