Belgian Congo 10 Francs banknote of 1955-1959

02 Aug 2019  Fri

The Belgian Congo was a Belgian colony in Central Africa from 1908 until independence in 1960. The former colony adopted its present-day name, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 1964. Colonial rule in the Congo began in the late 19th century.

Currency denominated in centimes and francs was first introduced in 1887 for use in the Congo Free State (1885-1908). After the Free State's annexation by Belgium, the currency continued in the Belgian Congo and the francs were equal in value to the Belgian franc.

We are looking at 10 Belgian Congo Francs banknote in issue from 1955 to 1959. The obverse has a portrait of a soldier wearing fez. The reverse depicts a young antelope. This gre-blue note has a head of a giraffe as the watermark.

Image Courtesy: World Banknotes & Coins Pictures

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