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Belgium is a small country located in North-Western Europe comprising of Walloon, Flemish, and German ethnic groups, that is bordering France, the Netherlands, and Germany, known for confectionery and housing the seat of the EU. It was for most of it's history under foreign rule/internal division, until a 1830 uprising resulted in the creation of the nation-state of Belgium, formalized in 1839. The Belgian Franc was part of the Latin Monetary Union founded in 1865, being on par with the French franc among others, but experienced inflation, with zinc coinage being made, during & following it's invasion and occupation by Germany in WWI. The LMU was dissolved in 1927, and the Franc during the interwar years remained somewhat intertwined with the French Franc, with the unit of a Belga (1 Belga= 5 Francs) being introduced in the 1930s. Occupation coins were once again issued in zinc during the German occupation of 1940-44/5 in WWII, with the Franc again reduced in value post-war. Franc coins were briefly issued without a monarch's head in the absence of Léopold III, but continued with modern designs until the adoption of the Euro in 1999. Read more

See also: Low countries feudal, Spanish Netherlands, Austrian Netherlands

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Belgium - Franc (1832-2001)

100 centimes = 1 franc

1 Franc - Léopold II (Dutch text) – obverse
1 Franc - Léopold II (Dutch text) – reverse
1 Franc - Léopold II (Dutch text)
1904-1909
Silver (.835) – 5 g – ø 23 mm
KM# 57, LA# BFM-90
1 Franc - Albert I (French text) – obverse
1 Franc - Albert I (French text) – reverse
1 Franc - Albert I (French text)
1910-1918
Silver (.835) – 5 g – ø 23 mm
KM# 72, LA# BFM-91
1 Franc - Albert I (Dutch text) – obverse
1 Franc - Albert I (Dutch text) – reverse
1 Franc - Albert I (Dutch text)
1910-1918
Silver (.835) – 5 g – ø 23 mm
KM# 73, LA# BFM-92
1 Franken - Albert I (Ghent - German Occupation Coinage) – obverse
1 Franken - Albert I (Ghent - German Occupation Coinage) – reverse
1 Franken - Albert I (Ghent - German Occupation Coinage)
1915
Brass plated Iron – 3.8 g – ø 22 mm
KM# Tn2, LA# BLU-GT5.4
1 Frank - Albert I (Ghent - German Occupation Coinage) – obverse
1 Frank - Albert I (Ghent - German Occupation Coinage) – reverse
1 Frank - Albert I (Ghent - German Occupation Coinage)
1915
Gold plated Copper – 4.1 g – ø 20.5 mm
KM# Tn3, LA# BLU-GT6.1
1 Franc - Albert I (French text) – obverse
1 Franc - Albert I (French text) – reverse
1 Franc - Albert I (French text)
1922-1934
Nickel – 5 g – ø 23 mm
KM# 89, Schön# 61, LA# BFM-93, LA# BFM-95
1 Franc - Albert I (Dutch text) – obverse
1 Franc - Albert I (Dutch text) – reverse
1 Franc - Albert I (Dutch text)
1922-1935
Nickel – 5 g – ø 23 mm
KM# 90, LA# BFM-94, LA# BFM-96
1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE) – obverse
1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE) – reverse
1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE)
1939
Nickel – 4.5 g – ø 21.5 mm
KM# 119, Schön# 82, LA# BFM-97
1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) – obverse
1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) – reverse
1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE)
1939-1940
Nickel – 4.5 g – ø 21.5 mm
KM# 120, Schön# 75, LA# BFM-98
1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE) – obverse
1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE) – reverse
1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE)
1941-1947
Zinc – 4.25 g – ø 21.5 mm
KM# 127, LA# BFM-99
1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) – obverse
1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) – reverse
1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE)
1942-1947
Zinc – 4.25 g – ø 21.5 mm
KM# 128, LA# BFM-100
1 Franc - Baudouin I (French text) – obverse
1 Franc - Baudouin I (French text) – reverse
1 Franc - Baudouin I (French text)
1950-1988
Copper-nickel – 4 g – ø 21 mm
KM# 142, Schön# 105, LA# BFM-101
1 Franc - Baudouin I (Dutch text) – obverse
1 Franc - Baudouin I (Dutch text) – reverse
1 Franc - Baudouin I (Dutch text)
1950-1988
Copper-nickel – 4 g – ø 21 mm
KM# 143, Schön# 98, LA# BFM-102
1 Franc - Baudouin I (French text) – obverse
1 Franc - Baudouin I (French text) – reverse
1 Franc - Baudouin I (French text)
1989-1993
Nickel plated Steel – 2.75 g – ø 18 mm
KM# 170, LA# BFM-103
1 Franc - Baudouin I (Dutch text) – obverse
1 Franc - Baudouin I (Dutch text) – reverse
1 Franc - Baudouin I (Dutch text)
1989-1993
Nickel plated Steel – 2.75 g – ø 18 mm
KM# 171, LA# BFM-104
1 Franc - Albert II (French text) – obverse
1 Franc - Albert II (French text) – reverse
1 Franc - Albert II (French text)
1994-2001
Nickel plated Iron – 2.75 g – ø 18 mm
KM# 187, LA# BFM-105
1 Franc - Albert II (Dutch text) – obverse
1 Franc - Albert II (Dutch text) – reverse
1 Franc - Albert II (Dutch text)
1994-2001
Nickel plated Iron – 2.75 g – ø 18 mm
KM# 188, LA# BFM-106
2 Francs - Léopold I – obverse
2 Francs - Léopold I – reverse
2 Francs - Léopold I
1834-1844
Silver (.900) – 10 g – ø 27 mm
KM# 9, LA# BFM-107
2 Francs - Léopold I – obverse
2 Francs - Léopold I – reverse
2 Francs - Léopold I
1848-1865
Silver (.900) – 10 g – ø 27 mm
KM# 10, Mor# 51, LA# BFM-108
2 Francs - Léopold I (French text; Anniversary of Inauguration) – obverse
2 Francs - Léopold I (French text; Anniversary of Inauguration) – reverse
2 Francs - Léopold I (French text; Anniversary of Inauguration)
1856
Commemorative: 25th Anniversary of the Inauguration of King Leopold I
Silver (.900) – 10 g – ø 27 mm
X# 6, Mor# M/5, LA# BHM-3.4

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Numista referee for this country is Florino28, Chilian, smy77.

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