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50 Centimes - Baudouin I French text; smaller head

50 Centimes - Baudouin I (French text; smaller head) -  obverse50 Centimes - Baudouin I (French text; smaller head) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Baudouin I (1951-1993)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-2001
Value 50 Centimes (0.50 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.75 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.21 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
References KM# 148,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
LA# BFM-80,
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)
LA# BFM-82
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

A miner, adapted from the a work of Constantin Meunier, facing left. Mining lamp on the right with designer underneath.

Lettering: RAU

Engraver: Marcel Rau

Reverse

Crowned face value dividing date. Legend above in French.

Lettering:
BELGIQUE
19 50 91
CENTIMES

Translation:
BELGIUM
19 50 91
CENTIMES

Engraver: Marcel Rau

Edge

Smooth

Comments

NOTE: very similar to KM#144, varieties of size of head (obverse) and letters (reverse):
KM#144 (Type A): larger head, smaller crown and letters; legend far from rim
KM#148.1 Type B: smaller head, large letters, broad rim, larger crown
KM#148.1 Type C: larger head, large letters, broad rim
KM#148.2: medal alignment

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1955  29,160,000 0.22 0.21 0.21 KM#148.1; Type B
1958  9,750,000 0.22 0.22 0.24 KM#148.1; Type B
1959  17,350,000 0.11 0.19 0.19 0.24 KM#148.1; Type B
1959  KM#148.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1959  Type B; With triangle below chin
1962  6,160,000 0.30 0.30 KM#148.1; Type B
1964  5,860,000 0.27 0.27 0.68 KM#148.1; Type B
1965  10,320,000 0.18 0.18 0.22 KM#148.1; Type B
1965  KM#148.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1966  11,040,000 0.17 0.17 0.23 KM#148.1; Type B
1966  KM#148.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1967  7,200,000 0.21 0.21 0.23 KM#148.1; Type B
1967  KM#148.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1968  2,000,000 0.24 0.24 0.24 KM#148.1; Type B
1969  10,000,000 0.09 0.18 0.18 0.23 KM#148.1; Type B
1969  KM#148.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1970  16,000,000 0.17 0.17 0.28 0.75 KM#148.1; Type B
1971  1,250,000 0.16 KM#148.1; Type B
1972  3,000,000 0.13 0.28 KM#148.1; Type B
1973  3,000,000 0.20 0.20 0.68 1.86 KM#148.1; Type B
1974  5,000,000 0.23 0.23 KM#148.1; Type B
1974  KM#148.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1975  7,000,000 0.30 0.27 0.27 1.33 KM#148.1; Type B
1976  8,000,000 0.30 0.26 0.26 KM#148.1; Type B
1976  KM#148.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1977  13,000,000 0.22 0.22 0.24 KM#148.1; Type B
1978  2,500,000 0.14 0.55 KM#148.1; Type B
1979  20,000,000 0.18 0.18 0.23 KM#148.1; Type B
1980  20,000,000 0.19 0.19 0.27 KM#148.1; Type B
1980  KM#148.1; Type C; Larger head
1980  KM#148.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1981  2,000,000 0.24 KM#148.1; Type B
1981  KM#148.1; Type C; Larger head
1982  7,000,000 0.30 0.23 0.23 KM#148.1; Type B
1982  KM#148.1; Type C; Larger head
1983  14,000,000 0.21 0.21 0.22 KM#148.1; Type C
1985  6,000,000 0.42 0.24 KM#148.1; Type C
1987  9,000,000 0.25 0.25 0.40 KM#148.1; Type C
1988  4,500,000 0.18 KM#148.1; Type C
1989  60,000 2.55 KM#148.1; Type C; In Sets only
1990  60,000 KM#148.1; Type C; In Sets only
1991  6,000,000 0.16 0.14 0.14 1.66 KM#148.1; Type C
1992  7,000,000 0.14 0.14 0.14 0.89 KM#148.1; Type C
1993  10,000,000 0.21 0.18 0.18 0.66 KM#148.1; Type C
1994  10,000,000 0.11 0.11 0.55 KM#148.1; Type C
1995  60,000 1.64 KM#148.1; Type C; In Sets only
1996  11,000,000 0.17 0.17 0.55 KM#148.1; Type C
1997  60,000 1.77 KM#148.1; Type C; In Sets only
1998  30,000,000 0.11 0.32 0.32 0.44 KM#148.1; Type C
1999  60,000 1.64 KM#148.1; Type C; In Sets only
1999  5,000 KM#148.2; Type C; Medal alignment; Proof, in Sets only
2000  60,000 1.88 KM#148.1; Type C; In Sets only
2000  5,000 KM#148.2; Type C; Medal alignment; Proof, in Sets only
2001  60,000 1.77 KM#148.1; Type C; In Sets only
2001  5,000 KM#148.1; Type C; Medal alignment; Proof Sets
2001  5,000 KM#148.2; Type C; Medal alignment; Proof, in sets only

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