Likuta: coin from Democratic Republic of the Congo (1967-1997)

LIKUTA: COIN OF DRC

1 likuta (plural: makuta), 1967: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

1 likuta, 1967: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

BANQUE NATIONALE DU CONGO: National Bank of the Congo.

Nominal: 1 K — 1 likuta (symbol: "K"; plural: makuta).

UN LIKUTA: one likuta.

Coat of arms of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: leopard head, surrounded by an elephant tusk to the left and a spear to the right; motto: "Justice, Paix, Travail" (Justice, Peace, Work in French).

Mintage: 196.800.000.

  • Aluminium: 20.9 mm - 1.27 g
  • Reference price: 0.5$

COIN LIKUTA — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (1967-1971): likuta = 1/100 zaire = 100 sengi
  2. REPUBLIC OF ZAIRE (1971-1997): likuta = 1/100 zaire = 100 sengi

Regarding the name of the coin, there is evidence of the origin of the word "likuta" from "dikuta", which from the Congo language (kikongo) means a fabric woven from palm leaves; in ancient times it was used as money.