Ten Francs Silver 2003 Historical Cars - MG Bullnose, Coin from Congo, Democratic Republic of the - detailed information

Ten Francs Silver 2003 Historical Cars - MG Bullnose, Coin from Congo, Democratic Republic of the
CoinTen Francs Silver 2003 Historical Cars - MG Bullnose

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 standard bullion sizes, but some are not. CIT issued a series of silver 10 Francs and Five Francs in their own format, in 25 to 27 grams of silver. The coins 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.

This coin is part of the Historical Cars collection, and features the 1924 MG Bullnose.

The letters MG are the initials for "Morris Garage"; "Bull nose" referred to the style of the cooling radiator. Originally built as a 4 door saloon car, it was redesigned as a sports car to make it more attractive. Equipped with better brakes, tuned engine and chassis, this car won in early 1925 a gold medal on the Land’s End Trial. Nearly 400 "Bull nose MG" were built until 1926 and they gained an enviable reputation as an attractive and quick sports car.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage15,000
Obverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Ten Francs Silver 2003 Historical Cars - MG Bullnose - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows at its centre a male lion walking to left, his head turned towards the viewer.

Around above, the name of the country in French: REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

Around below, the face value 10 Francs.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO 10 Francs
Reverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Ten Francs Silver 2003 Historical Cars - MG Bullnose - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a 1924 MG Bullnose car.

Around above, the name of the series (in French): AUTOMOBILES HISTORIQUES.

Below the car, on two lines MG Bullnose 1924.

Around below, the date of issue 2003.

Reverse Inscription AUTOMOBILES HISTORIQUES MG Bullnose 1924 2003
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
CIT Item ID: 20328.

All (24) coins of type: Silver Twenty-Five Grams (25 - 27 g)
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Ten Francs Silver 2003 Historical Cars - Renault 1922 15,000 Lion of Congo REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO 10 Francs
Ten Francs Silver 2003 Historical Cars - Citroen Trefle 15,000 Lion of Congo REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO 10 Francs
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Ten Francs Silver 2003 Historical Cars - Mercedes 1927 15,000 Lion of Congo REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO 10 Francs
Ten Francs Silver 2003 Historical Cars - Auburn Speedster 15,000 Lion of Congo REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO 10 Francs
Ten Francs Silver 2003 Historical Cars - Bentley 1930 15,000 Lion of Congo REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO 10 Francs
Ten Francs Silver 2003 Historical Cars - Duesenberg SJ 15,000 Lion of Congo REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO 10 Francs
Ten Francs Silver 2003 Historical Cars - Jaguar SS 100 15,000 Lion of Congo REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO 10 Francs
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Ten Francs Silver 2003 Historical Cars - MG Bullnose: Details
CountryCongo, Democratic Republic of the
CurrencyCongolese Franc
Coin TypeSilver Twenty-Five Grams (25 - 27 g)
Issued2003
SymbolLion of Congo
Face Value10 (x Franc)
Total Mintage15,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.0000 mm
Mass26.0000 g
OCC IDRMKG-OZAC-PJYD-ENXQ
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