Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz), Coin Type from Congo, Democratic Republic of the - detailed information

Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz), Coin Type from Congo, Democratic Republic of the (issued 2020 - )
Coin TypeGold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)

The Democratic Republic of the Congo normally uses banknotes for circulation, and does not issue coins in the Congolese Franc currency. However, the country has authorised some foreign mints to issue commemorative and bullion coins under its jurisdiction.

Most of them are in popular international sizes, including the half ounce of gold (1/2 oz) format. They are considered "Non-Circulating Legal Tender" (NCLT) and not bullion because they are issued at prices higher than their bullion value and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic or sentimental value, and not at investors in precious metals.

Obverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) - obverse photo

Within a beaded border, the obverse of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which consists of a leopard head surrounded by an elephant tusk to the left and a spear to the right. On a ribbon below, the national motto JUSTICE PAIX TRAVAIL (from French: Justice, Peace, Work).

Below the Coat of Arms, in small letters the precious metal of the coin: 1/2 oz Au 999 (one half of a troy ounce of 99.9% gold; Au is abbreviated from Aurum, the Latin word for gold).

Around above, the name of the country: REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO.

Around below, the nominal face value of the coin: · 50 FRANCS ·.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 50 FRANCS ·
Reverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) - reverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription
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Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz): Details
CountryCongo, Democratic Republic of the
CurrencyCongolese Franc
From2020
Face Value50 (x Franc)
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size
Mass15.550 g