Friday, January 06, 2012

1967 Congo 5 Makuta

Do you have a Congo coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment

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)
This was the only type and denomination of this coin made. There was a huge gap in coinage from 1971-1998. The reason being is they became Zaire for a not so brief period. They are back to Democratic Republic of the Congo after a brutal civil war.

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.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Makuta / The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Year: 1967
Mintage: 2,470,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.25 in Fine

Do you have coin from the Congo and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

7 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Rohit said...

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Man said...

I too share the same interest like you and I am developing my blog, kindly visit and give your valuable feedback.

How you choose to blog is your business but I would tell more about each coin or note. You have lots of great pictures but no stories or info.

Anonymous said...

I have a 2006 U.S. 100 dollar bill with a star
HF 00290053*
F6
It has a fold in the middle and is not crisp and clean.
Is it worth anything?

Man said...

2006 U.S. 100 dollar bill with a star
HF 00290053*
F6
It has a fold in the middle and is not crisp and clean.


About $125.00

Anonymous said...

Hi I would like to know the value of these star notes.

2003a K03628672* Xf
2003a B03448949* Au
2009 A00164979* Crisp

Man said...

Assuming $1 bills...

2003a K03628672* Xf about $5.00
2003a B03448949* Au about $5.00
2009 A00164979* Crisp about $25.00

SOMBE HAKIIM said...

I have 5k cinq makuta what is it's value and where can i sell it? iam in uganda. Email: sombehakiim@gmail.com / 0782134360/+256700628274 thanks