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2 Francs Allied Occupation Coinage - Silver

Features

Country Belgium
King Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Pattern
Year 1944
Value 2 Francs (2 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Silver (.640)
Weight 3.58 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 133a,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Mor# 501a,
Monnaies Belges
by Frans Morin
(Peter Eyckmans)
LA# BFM-121
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

Sprays below bilingual legend with 5-pointed star at top

Lettering:
*
BELGIQUE
BELGIE

Translation:
*
BELGIUM
BELGIUM

Engraver: Armand Bonnetain

Reverse

Underlined denomination flanked by sprays, date below.

Lettering:
2 FR
1944

Engraver: Armand Bonnetain

Comments

These coins were minted by accident. The Philadelphia Mint (USA) was minting the silver 25 cents of the Netherlands as well. Somehow the planchets got mixed up.

Beware of forgeries. Some steel coins were plated with silver. Use a magnet to identify fakes.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1944 

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Catalog Belgium 2 Francs (Allied Occupation Coinage) - Silver