1 Franc

1 Franc -  obverse1 Franc -  reverse

© Pinheiro, Rafael

Features

Issuer Katanga (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Period Republic (1960-1963)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1961
Value 1 Franc
Currency Franc (1960-1963)
Composition Bronze
Weight 4.7 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 6915
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, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 1
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Bananas (Musa x paradisiaca-Musaceae) within circle.

Script: Latin

Lettering: + KATANGA +

Designer: Claude Charlier

Reverse

Katanga Cross, value and date within circle.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BANQUE NATIONALE
1 FR
1961

Translation:
National Bank
1 Franc
1961

Designer: Claude Charlier

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Kings Norton Metal Company, Birmingham, United Kingdom (1890-1962)

Comments

The Katanga Cross, also referred to as Baluba Cross, was cast by pouring copper into sand moulds. Widely used as currency: 3 pieces would buy a goat, 3-5 a male slave and 5-10 a female slave.

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1961  2 500 000 $ 3.16 $ 3.16 $ 4.21 $ 4.30 $ 4.30

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Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232137
Lot 63540
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Sep 15, 2021 UNC USD 144.00
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