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1 Franc - Léopold III

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Features

Country Belgian Congo
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
References KM# 26,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
LA# BCM-15
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.

Obverse

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

Lettering:
AB
1949

Engraver: Armand Bonnetain

Reverse

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

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Coin struck at South African Mint, Pretoria.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1944  25,000,000 0.54 1.25 2.82 2.83 2.98 65%
1946  15,000,000 1.13 2.26 2.94 31%
1949  15,000,000 1.70 2.94 32%

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