Information about currency: Congolese Franc

Congolese Franc (1997 - present)
Currency NameCongolese Franc
System1 Franc = 100 Centimes
ISO CodeCDF
Description

The Congolese Franc is the currency of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is subdivided into 100 centimes. However, centimes are of very low value and rarely used.

Currency denominated in centimes and francs (Dutch: Congolese frank) was first introduced in 1887 for use in the Congo Free State (1885-1908), which remained Congo's currency after independence until 1967, when the Zaïre was introduced. The Franc was re-established in 1997, replacing the New Zaïre at a rate of 1 Franc = 100,000 New Zaïres. This was equivalent to 300 trillion old francs.

Coins were never issued for circulation, as even fractional units of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 centimes were issued in banknote form only. However, the country has authorised some foreign mints to issue commemorative and bullion coins in Congolese Franc denominations.

Coin Types in currency: Congolese Franc (8)
Coin TypeTypeFromToSub-typesCoins
Silver Ounce (1 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2001 10
Gold Five Ounces (5 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 2
Gold Ounce (1 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 2
Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 2
Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 2
Gold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 2
Gold Half Gram (0.5 g) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 11
Unsorted Other 134
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Congolese Franc: Details
Issued ByCongo, Democratic Republic of the
From1997
To
Congolese Franc: Users
CountryPeriodFromTo
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