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Congo (Belgian) 5 Francs  1894
Congo (Belgian) 5 Francs 1894

The coin in our picture comes from Jean Elsen et ses Fils in Brussels where it sold for 460 euros (about $500 US dollars) during a 2015 auction. These are valuable coins.

worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $180
well preserved: $450
fully uncirculated: $1200

The values above apply to all dates, but there is one coin that shines far above these.

Normal inscription: LEOPOLD II R D BELGES
Rare inscription: LEOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES

If you have a coin with the rare inscription, wow:

5 FRANCS, RARE INSCRIPTION (as above):
worn: $2000 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4000
well preserved: $6000
fully uncirculated: $10000

Be sure to read our Important Terminology page to understand how catalog values work.

Coin: 20282 , Genre: Core African
Requested by: Bastus, Wed, 18-Nov-2015 20:35:00 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 20-Nov-2015 02:17:29 GMT
Requester description: Front: Man with Beard Back: Two lions with shield. Shield has a smaller lion on it, and a crown on top of it.
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