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New Congo Goodies! posted by Congo Kid

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New Finds And Great Grades


Two new additions to my Belgian Congo collection. To note, one is an error coin. From my experience errors are difficult to find. I have a few in my collection. 1967 10 Sengis Error Obverse Partial Brockage in NGC MS65. If you look closely at the pictures you can easily see the obverse brockage reeding, but a little tougher to see it the high pushed up metal on the opposite corresponding side. A small but mighty little error.


The second coin is an over-date I was not aware of until I purchased it recently. It is a 1930/20 1 Franc (KM20 - French), NGC MS 64. I have seen this over-date mentioned in a Belgian publication. A great find and nice grade.


I have also upgraded some coins in the collection, some of the new pieces as high as MS66 for the early Belgian Congo series, which is in itself a remarkable grade. I will be adding more coins to the list that I recently got back from grading at NGC. Again, great grades as high as MS66 as well.



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Iskrona: The other coin is listed and pictured in Part 2 of my Belgian Congo collections.


SPHansen: I have collected coins for a long time and started collecting Belgian Congo after viewing a low grade but interesting piece that I owned (1943 2 Francs Hexagon coin). I started reading about the history and looking at the coins in the KM catalog. I thought that it looked mostly easy and inexpensive to complete. I was wrong. The coins are tough to find, especially in nice uncirculated conditions. And prices were out of date in the catalog. In the past 12-14 years I have discovered many unlisted coins, that are now listed, as I am now a contributor for the catalog. It really is a collection I am proud of and love. I will continue to try completing the collection as best I can with limited resources (money that is). I will say that my collection is probably one of the best of it's kind in the world.


I still have many raw coins that I need to have graded to be able to post more pictures here.


Thanks for looking guys!

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