According to an article on Le Potentiel dated 6 June 2012, the Banque Centrale du Congo (Central Bank of Congo) plans to issue new 1,000-, 5,000-, and 10,000-franc notes on 2 July 2012, with face values of US$1.10, $5.40, and $11, respectively. Currently the largest denomination is 500 francs (B317).
B321 (P99): 200 francs (US$0.30) Purple, pink, and green. Front: French text; man and woman with hoes; bank monogram; 5-pointed star in diamond as registration device. Back: French text; 5-pointed star in diamond; four men beating large log drum (Le Gong Telegraphique) on river bank. Solid security thread with demetalized
The bank issued 20 million notes to commemorate the country’s 50th anniversary of independence from Belgium. These commemoratives circulate in parallel with the preceding notes of the same denomination. B322 (P100): 500 francs (US$0.80) Green. Front: French text; RDC and map as registration device; Port de Matadi (Port of Matadi)
Like B315, but instead of the bank initials embossed on the silvery round patch on the front, the initials are printed; and the note is lithographed front and back. Furthermore, new date and new printer imprint (GIESECKE & DEVRIENT MUNICH). Imprint is in lower right corner on the back, below
Thanks to everyone who helped positively identify the following features which appear on the back of some banknotes from Zaire and the Congo Democratic Republic. I find it curious that many countries are proud enough to feature certain places, people, and objects on their notes, yet they fail to label