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Features

Country Katanga
(Congo - Democratic Republic)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1961
Value 1 Franc (1)
Currency Franc (1960-1963)
Composition Bronze
Weight 4.7 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 1,
  • 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.
Schön# 1
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

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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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1961  3.36 3.36 4.22 4.45 4.45

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