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Congo Democratic Republic

 

100 Francs, 1964

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Front: Joseph Kasavubu (1917-1969), president of the Republic of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) 1960-1965

Kasavubu studied to be a Roman Catholic priest. Later while teaching school and working for the Belgian Congo government, he became active in the nationalist movement. In 1955 he became president of Abako, a cultural association that evolved into a political organization under his leadership. He became Congo's first president when it attained independence in 1960.

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1,000 Francs, 1964

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Front: Joseph Kasavubu (1917-1969), president of the Republic of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) 1960-1965

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1 Centime, 1997

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Woman Harvesting Coffee Beans

 

5 Centimes, 1997

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10 Centimes, 1997

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20 Centimes, 1997

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50 Centimes, 1997

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5 Francs, 1997 (1998)

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20 Francs, 1997 (1998)

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50 Francs, 1997 (1998)

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100 Francs, 1997 (1998)

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50 Francs, 2000

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100 Francs, 2000

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10 Francs, 2003

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20 Francs, 2003

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200 Francs, 2000 (2003)

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500 Francs, 2002 (2004)

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1000 Francs, 2005 (2012)

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5000 Francs, 2005 (2012)

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10,000 Francs, 2006 (2012)

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20,000 Francs, 2006 (2012)

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1000, 5000, and 10,000 Francs scans courtesy Yuri Minkin; 20,000 Francs scans courtesy Bank Note Museum

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Congo Democratic Republic, located in south-central Africa, was known as Belgian Congo 1908-1960. It attained independence as the Republic of the Congo in 1960, and renamed Zaire in 1971. It changed to the current name in 1997. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Congo Democratic Republic.

 

 

 

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