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Features

Country Katanga
(Congo - Democratic Republic)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1961
Value 1 Franc (1)
Metal Bronze
Weight 4.7 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
References KM# 1, Schön# 1
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Bananas (musax paradisiaca-Musaceae) within circle

Lettering: KATANGA

Reverse

Katanga Cross, value and date within circle

Lettering:
BANQUE NATIONALE
1 FR
1961

Edge

Smooth

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1961  3.28 4.22 3.78 3.38

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