5 Francs - Léopold III Dutch text

5 Francs - Léopold III (Dutch text) -  obverse5 Francs - Léopold III (Dutch text) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1941-1947
Value 5 Francs (5 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Zinc
Weight 6 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-18-1951
Number N# 1111
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 130,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
LA# BFM-136,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 89
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Head of Leopold III facing right, legend in Dutch surrounding. Designer below.

Lettering:
·LEOPOLD·III· ·KONING·DER·BELGEN
RAU

Translation:
·LEOPOLD·III· ·KING·OF THE·BELGIANS
RAU

Engraver: Marcel Rau

Marcel Rau (20 March 1886, Brussels - 29 June 1966, Brussels) was a Belgian sculptor and medalist. He studied sculpture with Paul Dubois (1829-1905) at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. Marcel Rau notably executed war memorials erected in seven Belgian cities.

Reverse

Crowned value at centre, flanked by monograms of King Leopold III. Date below.

Lettering:
5 FR
1941

Engraver: Marcel Rau

Marcel Rau (20 March 1886, Brussels - 29 June 1966, Brussels) was a Belgian sculptor and medalist. He studied sculpture with Paul Dubois (1829-1905) at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. Marcel Rau notably executed war memorials erected in seven Belgian cities.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1941  27 544 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.50 $ 0.70 $ 1.51 $ 2.67 $ 6.08 98%
1945  3 200 000 $ 29 $ 23 5% Rare
1947  36 000 0.8% Very rare

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