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Congo (Belgian) 50 Centimes and 1 Franc  1921 to 1930
Congo (Belgian) 50 Centimes and 1 Franc 1921 to 1930

The Belgian Congo, in the heart of Africa, was a colony of Belgium from 1925 to 1960. Prior to that it was a free state under Leopold II of Belgium and afterwards became a full republic. The BELGISCH CONGO coins were minted in conjunction with Ruanda-Urundi, today's Rwanda.

These coin are made of copper-nickel, and therefore carry no precious metal value. However, they are very difficult to find in well preserved condition. Most of them you see are well worn. The prices go up with better condition.

50 CENTIMES (50 Cen)
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $40
50 centimes coins dated 1929 are more rare, cataloging for $75 in well preserved condition

1 FRANC (1F)
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $12
fully uncirculated: $50

Convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values using our Important Terminology page.

Coin: 14634 , Genre: Core African
Requested by: Theo, Wed, 22-May-2013 10:12:49 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 09-Oct-2013 00:49:28 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 08-May-2015 12:56:44 GMT
Requester description: 1924 Albert Koning, Der Belgen, face of the mentioned person on the coin. Front side of the coin has the date, 1924, a palm tree in the centre, the letters IF on either side of the palm tree as well as the name Belgish Congo
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