1 Franc - Léopold III

1 Franc - Léopold III -  obverse1 Franc - Léopold III -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Democratic Republic of the Congo
King Belgian Congo › Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1944-1949
Value 1 Franc (1)
Currency Franc (1887-1967)
Composition Brass
Weight 2.48 g
Diameter 19.20 mm
Thickness 1.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 6314
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 26,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
LA# BCM-15
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

Above and below is the minting institution in French and Dutch. In the centre is the denomination flanked by a star

Lettering:
BANQUE DU CONGO BELGE
* 1 FR *
BANK VAN BELGISCH CONGO

Translation: Bank of Belgian Congo

Reverse

Elephant with date below. Engraver`s stylized abbreviation (AB) behind tail

Lettering:
AB
1949

Engraver: Armand Bonnetain

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Pretoria, South Africa

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1944  25 000 000 $ 0.73 $ 1.17 $ 3.33 $ 2.93 $ 2.99 65%
1946  15 000 000 $ 1.17 $ 2.34 $ 3.62 31%
1949  15 000 000 $ 2.11 $ 2.93 $ 3.89 32%

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