Currency of the Belgian Congo
c.1941 500 francs
This specimen was lot 5028 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $552. The catalog description noted, "BELGIAN CONGO. 500 Francs, ND (1941-45). P-18Ap. (Lot of 2 notes.) Front and Back Proofs. A bright pair which shows the design with crisp detail. The reverse piece has a 24mm tear which extends into the design with the front showing some thinning of the paper. Hinge remnants are also observed. Even with the drawbacks, the note still will be quite well received. ABOUT UNCIRCULATED."
1953 50 francs
"CONGO BELGE, Banque centrale du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 50 francs, 15.11.1953. Shafer & Bruce 27a. Très rare. Fleur de Coin. (Belgian Congo, Central Bank, fifty francs of 1953. Very rare, Uncirculated.)"
- Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 135, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2017.
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