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Live auction - fwo_417203 - CONGO - PROVINCE OF KATANGA 5 Francs 1961

CONGO - PROVINCE OF KATANGA 5 Francs 1961  AU
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Estimate : 700 €
Price : 825 €
Maximum bid : 825 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 17:34:40
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : 5 Francs
Date: 1961
Quantity minted : 20000
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,31 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R1
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : KATANGA EN CREUX ET DEUX CROIX KATANGAISES.
Obverse description : Régime de bananes.

Reverse


Reverse legend : BANQUE/ NATIONALE/ 5 FR/ 1961.
Reverse description : Croix katangaise (Baluba).

Commentary


En 1961, deux semaines après l’indépendance de l’ancien Congo belge, la province du Katanga fit sécession. Les derniers sécessionnistes se rendirent en janvier 1963.
Deux monnaies de 1 et de 5 francs furent fabriquées pour la province du Katanga en 1961. Elles sont normalement en bronze. Pour la pièce de 5 francs, il existe aussi cette pièce en or qui ne fut pas mise en circulation..

Historical background


CONGO - province of Katanga

(1961)

The Congo's independence was proclaimed on 1 July 1960. Eleven days later, Katanga seceded. Moise Tshombe was appointed chief of August 8, 1960. Katanga was an extremely rich region with mines copper, tin, zinc, manganese, uranium and platinum, and negotiations between the central government in Leopoldville (Kinshasa) and those of Elizabethville (Lubumbashi), failed. Patrice Lumumba (1925-1961) asked the intervention of the UN sent troops to suppress the Katanga insurrection, but would not take part in the conflict between the Prime Minister Lumumba to President Kasavubu. Lumumba was dismissed in September 1960, was arrested on December 1 at Stanleyville and executed in January 1961 in Katanga. The UN intervened September 13, 1961. Resistance Katanga was broken in December 1962. Katanga was renamed Shaba in 1972, has again attempted secession outside the Congolese quagmire.

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