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The Democratic Republic of the Congo or Congo-Kinshasa is a country in Central Africa bordering the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Angola, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. It remains largely unexplored to this day, but was first mapped by Pierre de Brazza, which allowed for Leopold II of Belgium to lay claim to the region as the Congo Free State during the Scramble for Africa in 1885. Reports of human rights abuses on rubber farms there led the Belgian government to take over the territory in 1908, and it became the Belgian Congo, or Lower Congo to distinguish it from the French Congo, or Middle Congo. Ruanda-Urundi (now Rwanda and Burundi) was attached to it from German East Africa after WWI in 1919; it was a supplier of uranium to the Allies in WWII, and gained it's formal independence from Belgium after the war in 1960. After attempted secession by Katanga, the DRC became an anti-communist right-wing dictatorship during the Cold War, known as Zaïre until 1997. After two civil wars in 1996-2003, the DRC is only a little closer to democracy as of 2018. It currently has a population of about 78.7 million, and uses the Congolese franc. Read more

See also: Zaire, Belgian Congo, Congo Free State, Katanga

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Congo - Democratic Republic - Franc (1887-1967)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

10 Francs – obverse
10 Francs – reverse
10 Francs
1965
Aluminium • 3.27 g • ⌀ 29.8 mm
KM# 1, Schön# 34
10 Francs (5th Anniversary of independence) – obverse
10 Francs (5th Anniversary of independence) – reverse
10 Francs (5th Anniversary of independence)
1965
Non circulating coin: 5th Anniversary of independence
Gold (.900) • 3.23 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 2, Schön# 35
20 Francs (5th Anniversary of independence) – obverse
20 Francs (5th Anniversary of independence) – reverse
20 Francs (5th Anniversary of independence)
1965
Non circulating coin: 5th Anniversary of independence
Gold (.900) • 6.45 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 3, Schön# 36
25 Francs (5th Anniversary of independence) – obverse
25 Francs (5th Anniversary of independence) – reverse
25 Francs (5th Anniversary of independence)
1965
Non circulating coin: 5th Anniversary of independence
Gold (.900) • 8.06 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 4, Schön# 37
50 Francs (5th Anniversary of independence) – obverse
50 Francs (5th Anniversary of independence) – reverse
50 Francs (5th Anniversary of independence)
1965
Non circulating coin: 5th Anniversary of independence
Gold (.900) • 16.13 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# 5, Schön# 38
100 Francs (5th Anniversary of independence) – obverse
100 Francs (5th Anniversary of independence) – reverse
100 Francs (5th Anniversary of independence)
1965
Non circulating coin: 5th Anniversary of independence
Gold (.900) • 32.26 g • ⌀ 35 mm
KM# 6, Schön# 39

Congo - Democratic Republic - Zaire (1967-1997)

100 Sengi = 1 Likuta • 100 Makuta = 1 Zaïre

10 Sengi – obverse
10 Sengi – reverse
10 Sengi
1967
Aluminium • 0.7 g • ⌀ 17 mm
KM# 7, Schön# 40
1 Likuta – obverse
1 Likuta – reverse
1 Likuta
1967
Aluminium • 1.25 g • ⌀ 21 mm
KM# 8, Schön# 41
5 Makuta – obverse
5 Makuta – reverse
5 Makuta
1967
Copper-nickel • 6.41 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 9, Schön# 42

Congo - Democratic Republic - Franc (1998-date)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

25 Centimes (Weasel) – obverse
25 Centimes (Weasel) – reverse
25 Centimes (Weasel)
2002
Non circulating coin: Animal Series - Weasel
Aluminium • 0.88 g • ⌀ 19.9 mm
KM# 76
25 Centimes (Ram Goat) – obverse
25 Centimes (Ram Goat) – reverse
25 Centimes (Ram Goat)
2002
Non circulating coin: Animal Series - Ram Goat
Aluminium • 0.85 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 77
25 Centimes (Wild Dog) – obverse
25 Centimes (Wild Dog) – reverse
25 Centimes (Wild Dog)
2002
Non circulating coin: Animal Series - Wild Dog
Aluminium • 0.85 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 83
50 Centimes (Soccer) – obverse
50 Centimes (Soccer) – reverse
50 Centimes (Soccer)
2002
Non circulating coin: Soccer
Aluminium • 2.2 g • ⌀ 26.97 mm
KM# 75
50 Centimes (Giraf, FAO) – obverse
50 Centimes (Giraf, FAO) – reverse
50 Centimes (Giraf, FAO)
2002
Non circulating coin: Animal Series - Giraffe ; FAO - 21st century food security
Aluminium • 2.18 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# 78
50 Centimes (Gorilla) – obverse
50 Centimes (Gorilla) – reverse
50 Centimes (Gorilla)
2002
Non circulating coin: Animal Series - Gorilla
Aluminium • 2.2 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# 79
50 Centimes (Butterfly) – obverse
50 Centimes (Butterfly) – reverse
50 Centimes (Butterfly)
2002
Non circulating coin: Animal Series - Butterfly
Aluminium • 2.16 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# 80
50 Centimes (Verney L. Camereon) – obverse
50 Centimes (Verney L. Camereon) – reverse
50 Centimes (Verney L. Camereon)
2002
Non circulating coin: Verney L. Camereon
Stainless steel • 3.92 g • ⌀ 22.3 mm
KM# 123
10 Francs (Explorers of Africa - Sir Henry Morton Stanley) – obverse
10 Francs (Explorers of Africa - Sir Henry Morton Stanley) – reverse
10 Francs (Explorers of Africa - Sir Henry Morton Stanley)
1999
Non circulating coin: Explorers of Africa
Silver (.925) • 25.31 g
KM# 21
1 Franc (Turtle) – obverse
1 Franc (Turtle) – reverse
1 Franc (Turtle)
2002
Non circulating coin: Animal Series - Turtle
Brass • 4.57 g • ⌀ 21.95 mm
KM# 81
1 Franc (Chicken) – obverse
1 Franc (Chicken) – reverse
1 Franc (Chicken)
2002
Non circulating coin: Animal Series - Chicken
Brass • 4.52 g • ⌀ 20.32 mm
KM# 82

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