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1000 Francs 2013, Democratic Republic of Congo

in Krause book Number: 101b
Years of issue: 30.06.2013
Signatures: Governor of The Central Bank of the Democratic Republic of Congo: Deogratias Mutombo Mwana Nyembo
Serie: 2005 Issue
Specimen of: 02.02.2005
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 141 x 73
Printer: Giesecke und Devrient GmbH, Leipzig

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1000 Francs 2013




Okapi head and denomination 1000.


1000 Francs 2013

Okapia johnstoni

centered are a pair of Okapi.

The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the Ituri Rainforest, located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Central Africa. Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe. The generic name Okapia derives from the Lese Karo name o'api, while the specific name (johnstoni) is in recognition of the explorer Harry Johnston, who organized the expedition that first acquired an okapi specimen for science from the Ituri Forest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo..

Coffret Kanioka

A little bit right of the center is Coffret Kanioka depicted, which is an indigenous handicraft of the Kanyok people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

On right side is the monogram of the Bank of Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners. In words on the bottom.


1000 Francs 2013

Psittacus erithacus

The grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus), also known as the Congo grey parrot, Congo African grey parrot or African grey parrot, is an Old World parrot in the family Psittacidae. The Timneh parrot (Psittacus timneh) once was identified as a subspecies of the grey parrot, but has since been elevated to a full species.

The grey parrot was formally described in 1758 by the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus in the tenth edition of his Systema Naturae. He placed it with all the other parrots in the genus Psittacus and coined the binomial name Psittacus erithacus. Linnaeus erroneously specified the type locality as "Guinea": the locality was later designated as Ghana in West Africa. The genus name is Latin for "parrot". The specific epithet erithacus is Latin and is derived from the Ancient Greek εριθακος (erithakos) for an unknown bird that was said to mimic human sounds, perhaps the black redstart. The species is monotypic: no subspecies are recognised.

The Timneh parrot was formerly treated as a subspecies of the grey parrot but is now considered to be a separate species based mainly on the results from a genetic and morphological study published in 2007. Although Linnaeus placed all the parrots known to him in the genus Psittacus, only the grey parrot and the Timneh parrot are now assigned to this genus.

Grey parrot sitting on a tree branch. Near him is a corn cob depicted. Although, corn crop is on background. A sketch of the map of the republic of Congo is on right side and the denominations are English and Swahili.