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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

2 Francs - Léopold I (Dutch text; Anniversary of Inauguration) – obverse
2 Francs - Léopold I (Dutch text; Anniversary of Inauguration) – reverse
2 Francs - Léopold I (Dutch text; Anniversary of Inauguration)
1856
Commemorative: 25th Anniversary of the Inauguration of King Leopold I
Silver (.900) – 10 g – ø 27 mm
X# 7, Mor# M/6, LA# BHM-3.6
2 Francs - Léopold II (French legend) – obverse
2 Francs - Léopold II (French legend) – reverse
2 Francs - Léopold II (French legend)
1866-1868
Silver (.835) – 10 g – ø 27 mm
KM# 30, LA# BFM-109, LA# BFM-110, LA# BFM-111, LA# BFM-112
2 Francs - Léopold II (Independence) – obverse
2 Francs - Léopold II (Independence) – reverse
2 Francs - Léopold II (Independence)
1880
Commemorative: Fifty Years of the Belgian Independence
Silver (.835) – 10 g – ø 27 mm
KM# 39, Mor# 190, LA# BFM-113
2 Francs - Léopold II (Dutch legend) – obverse
2 Francs - Léopold II (Dutch legend) – reverse
2 Francs - Léopold II (Dutch legend)
1887
Silver (.835) – 10 g – ø 27 mm
KM# 31, LA# BFM-114
2 Francs - Léopold II (French text) – obverse
2 Francs - Léopold II (French text) – reverse
2 Francs - Léopold II (French text)
1904-1909
Silver (.835) – 10 g – ø 27 mm
KM# 58, LA# BFM-115
2 Francs - Léopold II (Dutch text) – obverse
2 Francs - Léopold II (Dutch text) – reverse
2 Francs - Léopold II (Dutch text)
1904-1909
Silver (.835) – 10 g – ø 27 mm
KM# 59, LA# BFM-116
2 Francs - Albert I (French text) – obverse
2 Francs - Albert I (French text) – reverse
2 Francs - Albert I (French text)
1910-1912
Silver (.835) – 10 g – ø 27 mm
KM# 74, LA# BFM-117
2 Francs - Albert I (Dutch text) – obverse
2 Francs - Albert I (Dutch text) – reverse
2 Francs - Albert I (Dutch text)
1911-1912
Silver (.835) – 10 g – ø 27 mm
KM# 75, LA# BFM-118
2 Franken (Ghent - WW1 German Occupation Coinage) – obverse
2 Franken (Ghent - WW1 German Occupation Coinage) – reverse
2 Franken (Ghent - WW1 German Occupation Coinage)
1915
Brass plated Iron – 7.1 g – ø 31.5 mm
KM# Tn4, LA# BLU-GT5.5
2 Franken (Ghent - WW1 German Occupation Coinage) – obverse
2 Franken (Ghent - WW1 German Occupation Coinage) – reverse
2 Franken (Ghent - WW1 German Occupation Coinage)
1918
Gold plated Copper – 6.8 g – ø 28 mm
KM# Tn5, LA# BLU-GT6.2
2 Francs - Albert I (French text) – obverse
2 Francs - Albert I (French text) – reverse
2 Francs - Albert I (French text)
1923-1930
Nickel – 10 g – ø 27 mm
KM# 91, LA# BFM-119
2 Francs - Albert I (Dutch text) – obverse
2 Francs - Albert I (Dutch text) – reverse
2 Francs - Albert I (Dutch text)
1923-1930
Nickel – 10 g – ø 27 mm
KM# 92, LA# BFM-120
2 Francs (Allied Occupation Coinage) – obverse
2 Francs (Allied Occupation Coinage) – reverse
2 Francs (Allied Occupation Coinage)
1944
Zinc coated Steel – 2.75 g – ø 19 mm
KM# 133, Mor# 501, LA# BFM-121
2 Francs (Allied Occupation Coinage) - Silver – obverse
2 Francs (Allied Occupation Coinage) - Silver – reverse
2 Francs (Allied Occupation Coinage) - Silver
1944
Silver – ø 19 mm
KM# 133a, Mor# 501a, LA# BFM-121
2½ Francs - Léopold I (small head) – obverse
2½ Francs - Léopold I (small head) – reverse
2½ Francs - Léopold I (small head)
1848-1849
Silver (.900) – 12.5 g – ø 30 mm
KM# 11, LA# BFM-122
2½ Francs - Léopold I (large head) – obverse
2½ Francs - Léopold I (large head) – reverse
2½ Francs - Léopold I (large head)
1848-1865
Silver (.900) – 12.5 g – ø 30 mm
KM# 12, LA# BFM-123
5 Francs - Léopold I – obverse
5 Francs - Léopold I – reverse
5 Francs - Léopold I
1832-1849
Silver (.900) – 25 g – ø 37 mm
KM# 3, LA# BFM-124, LA# BFM-125
5 Francs - Leopold I (Pattern strike) – obverse
5 Francs - Leopold I (Pattern strike) – reverse
5 Francs - Leopold I (Pattern strike)
(1847)
Silver (.900) – 25 g – ø 37 mm
KM# Pn40

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

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