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Metal francs - modern coins of Burundi

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  • Burundi, Republic
  • Burundian franc
  • Bujumbura
  • of 25 650 sq. km
  • a Kirundi (state), French (state), a Swahili
  • BI (BDI) 108

National monetary unit of Burundi is the franc which is equal 100 centimes. In circulation there are coins of denomination of 1, 5 and 10 francs.

The Franc became currency of Burundi in 1916 when Belgium has taken the former German colony and has replaced the East African rupee with Congolese franc. Burundi used currency of the Belgian Congo till 1960 while in Rwanda and Burundis have not been entered the general francs. Burundi has started to manufacture own francs in 1964.

In 1965 the Kingdom Burundi Bank had been manufactured a brass coin 1 franc. In 1968 the Republic Burundi Bank has incurred issue of coins and has presented aluminium coins of 1 both 5 francs, and a Copper-Nickel coin of 10 francs. Coins of 1 and 5 francs with the arms plotting have been entered in 1976.

There are plans to enter the common currency, new shilling of East Africa, for five member states the East African community by the end of 2015.

Nominal value: 1 franc
Stamping: 1990
the Material: Aluminium
the Note:
the Obverse 1 franc Burundi the Reverse 1 franc Burundi
Nominal value: 5 francs
Stamping: 1980
the Material: Aluminium
the Note:
the Obverse of 5 francs Burundi the Reverse of 5 francs Burundi
Nominal value: 10 francs
Stamping: 1971
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note:
the Obverse of 10 francs Burundi the Reverse of 10 francs Burundi

Notes Burundi

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