Back to the vaults. This coin from The Democratic Republic of the Congo came with one of the coin lots I bought. The lot came with three Congolese coins but they were all the same year and type. This happens often with coin lots. Coins are not spread out evenly and you may get three to twenty of the identical coins. Of course some companies and sellers try better so read reviews to get the best lots.
|Obverse: BANQUE NATIONALE DU CONGO 5K Reverse: CINQ MAKUTA 1967 (President Mobutu)|
The bust of the President Mobutu is very well done. The details and 3/4 pose is better than on most western coin. The 5K is also nice in its simplicity. Overall this is one of the nicer designs that is kept simple.
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Type/Country: 5 Makuta / The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Value: $0.25 in Fine
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