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).Read More…

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 demetalizedRead More…

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)Read More…