Congo Lion Coin Variety

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by GSDykes, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. GSDykes

    GSDykes Well-Known Member is a valuable site for world coin collectors (as most of you know). Having just purchased the Democratic Republic of the Congo aluminum 1965 "Lion" coin, I learned that there exists a variation, and that many of these coins were melted down. Here is my new coin: 10 Francs


    Note the word for "peace" - "PAIX" the small opening in the A means that this is a RC/1a. Explained below:


    This information is posted with the coin on the Numista website. The RC/1a is rarer.

    Most valuable also to me is the ability to print a list of ALL of the (my) world coins which I have on Numista. All 600 or so are listed in alphabetical order, per country with grade and value. It takes a little time to format the list, (use landscape orientation), but once done it is easy to add new acquisitions. Should I suddenly kick-the-bucket, my wife will then have a complete list which would help her sell, or donate etc.. Numista also provides much more information per each coin, for example:


    Best of all, Numista is free to use.
    Gary in Washington

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Good information. I use Numista myself and have been able to help members here on CoinTalk with identification of their coins many times.
    Nice aluminum coin you have there!
  4. GSDykes

    GSDykes Well-Known Member

    Good morning, Paddyman98, I've been up all night, but you east coast fellas are just up and rarin to go!
    Gary in Washington
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  5. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    I feel like mine is the same variety as yours. Correct me if I'm wrong. 1965 belgian congo 10 francs.jpg
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  6. GSDykes

    GSDykes Well-Known Member

    Yes it is the same variety. You have a vertical scratch to the right of the 10 F from a bit of aluminum oxide, mine has the same scratch, so our coins were probably minted pretty close together. Nice coin!!
    Gary in Washington
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