Sengi: coin from Democratic Republic of the Congo (1967-1997); 1/100 likuta

SENGI: COIN OF THE CONGO (DRC)

10 sengi, 1967: Democratic Republic of the Congo

10 sengi, 1967: Democratic Republic of the Congo

The sengi coin formally existed for about 30 years (1967-1997), but in fact the only coin of this name was issued — 10 sengi 1967.

10 S - BANQUE NATIONALE DU CONGO: 10 Sengi - NATIONAL BANK OF CONGO.

DIX SENGI: TEN SENGI.

Ready to attack a leopard on a branch.

Mintage: 90.996.000.

Heaton mint (mint of Birmingham, Great Britain).

  • Aluminium: 17 mm - 0.7 g
  • Reference price: 0.8$

COIN SENGI — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO + REPUBLIC OF ZAIRE (1967-1997): sengi = 1/100 likuta = 1/10.000 zaire

Regarding the origin of the name of the coin sengi, there is no reliable data. The term appeared during the reign of Mobutu Sese Seko, who initiated the renaming of the country, many geographical objects, the local franc with a centime coin was replaced by zaire with a sengi... There is a version that the coin name sengi is borrowed from the Kikongo language, in which the term "senki" was traditionally used to refer to the once common coin of the Belgian Congo with a denomination of 5 centimes (French "5" — "cinq").