A Favourite African

This is one of my favourite African coins – a 10 Centimes from the Belgian Congo. The crowned A is the mark of Albert I, King of the Belgians from 1875 to 1934. This particular coin is a little bit special because the shape of the C above the star indicates that it is one of 3 000 000 (out of 16 540 000) that was minted on contract at the Heaton mint in Birmingham, England.

(First published on Facebook on 26 March 2016.)

Belgian Congo 10 Centimes 1921 obverse Belgian Congo 10 Centimes 1921 reverse