Belgian Congo: pattern coins of the 1940s

Started by <k>, July 18, 2021, 09:18:41 PM

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Quote from: <k> on July 18, 2021, 09:18:41 PM
During the Second World War, Belgium was occupied by the Nazis. Therefore the coins of the Belgian Congo were minted in Pretoria, South Africa, and also at the Philadelphia Mint, USA.

A 50 centimes coin was never issued for the Belgian Congo in the 1940s.

Below, however, you see a brass pattern 50 centimes coin dated 1946.

It carries the famous elephant design by Armand Bonnetain.

Image copyright of Spink.

Yes, I own this coin.  It is the only example that I have ever seen so far after 25 years of searching.
It is now graded NGC MS63