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
Number N# 1239
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 148,
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-80,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
LA# BFM-82,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 104
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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

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 face value dividing date. Legend above in French.

Lettering:
BELGIQUE
19 50 91
CENTIMES

Translation:
Belgium
1991 50
Centimes

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

Smooth

Mint

Bruxelles, Belgium

Comments

This coin is very similar to KM#144, with varieties of the size of the head (obverse) and letters (reverse):
KM#144 (Type A): larger head, smaller crown, and letters; legend far from the 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

Schön# 104 includes both KM# 144 and KM# 148.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1955  29 160 000 0.12 0.14 0.15 20% KM#148.1; Type B
1958  9 750 000 0.18 0.24 0.21 20% KM#148.1; Type B
1959  0.17% Double lamp and head
1959  17 350 000 0.12 0.14 0.17 0.26 25% KM#148.1; Type B
1959  0.6% KM#148.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1959  0.8% Type B; With triangle below chin
1962  6 160 000 0.16 0.18 0.21 0.30 12% KM#148.1; Type B
1964  5 860 000 0.16 0.24 0.60 14% KM#148.1; Type B
1965  10 320 000 0.20 0.17 0.24 18% KM#148.1; Type B
1965  0.5% KM#148.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1966  11 040 000 0.14 0.17 0.24 18% KM#148.1; Type B
1966  0.3% KM#148.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1967  7 200 000 0.06 0.18 0.30 14% KM#148.1; Type B
1967  0.2% KM#148.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1968  2 000 000 0.18 0.18 0.27 7% KM#148.1; Type B
1969  10 000 000 0.12 0.14 0.17 0.26 17% KM#148.1; Type B
1969  0.3% KM#148.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1970  16 000 000 0.18 0.18 0.30 0.51 0.43 22% KM#148.1; Type B
1971  1 250 000 0.18 0.17 0.44 5% KM#148.1; Type B
1972  3 000 000 0.14 0.16 0.30 2.42 9% KM#148.1; Type B
1973  3 000 000 0.18 0.12 0.26 1.61 8% KM#148.1; Type B
1974  5 000 000 0.18 0.12 0.26 11% KM#148.1; Type B
1974  0.3% KM#148.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1975  7 000 000 0.18 0.30 0.26 1.19 14% KM#148.1; Type B
1976  8 000 000 0.36 0.36 0.16 0.97 11% KM#148.1; Type B
1976  0.3% KM#148.2; Type B; Medal alignment; varieties with larger and smaller '7' exist
1977  13 000 000 0.26 0.24 0.26 0.30 16% KM#148.1; Type B
1978  2 500 000 0.16 0.12 0.27 1.19 8% KM#148.1; Type B
1979  20 000 000 0.18 0.16 0.26 0.72 20% KM#148.1; Type B
1980  20 000 000 0.30 0.18 0.29 0.72 19% KM#148.1; Type B
1980  1.4% KM#148.1; Type C; Larger head; In Sets only
1980  0.4% KM#148.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1981  2 000 000 0.22 0.24 0.25 6% KM#148.1; Type B
1981  4.18 0.6% KM#148.1; Type C; Larger head; In Sets only
1982  7 000 000 0.23 0.18 0.18 10% KM#148.1; Type B
1982  0.60 1.7% KM#148.1; Type C; Larger head; In Sets only
1983  14 000 000 0.30 0.24 0.25 16% KM#148.1; Type C
1985  6 000 000 0.20 0.12 0.26 10% KM#148.1; Type C
1987  9 000 000 0.25 0.19 0.18 0.60 13% KM#148.1; Type C
1988  4 500 000 0.18 0.20 8% KM#148.1; Type C
1989  60 000 2.63 1.5% KM#148.1; Type C; In Sets only
1990  60 000 1.19 1.4% KM#148.1; Type C; In Sets only
1991  6 000 000 0.24 0.07 0.12 1.19 9% KM#148.1; Type C
1992  7 000 000 0.18 0.12 0.18 1.09 10% KM#148.1; Type C
1993  10 000 000 0.14 0.12 0.14 0.86 12% KM#148.1; Type C
1994  0.15% 2 lines through left horn of crown
1994  10 000 000 0.12 0.06 0.12 0.60 11% KM#148.1; Type C
1995  60 000 1.22 1.3% KM#148.1; Type C; In Sets only
1996  11 000 000 0.18 0.17 0.12 0.60 12% KM#148.1; Type C
1997  60 000 1.91 1.1% KM#148.1; Type C; In Sets only
1998  30 000 000 0.06 0.13 0.27 0.18 0.33 0.39 0.50 24% KM#148.1; Type C
1998  0.10% KM#148.2; Type C; Medal alignment
1998  0.17% With flame in lamp
1999  60 000 1.79 1.5% KM#148.1; Type C; In Sets only
1999  5 000 0.19% KM#148.2; Type C; Medal alignment; Proof, in Sets only
2000  60 000 2.15 1.4% KM#148.1; Type C; In Sets only
2000  5 000 0.19% KM#148.2; Type C; Medal alignment; Proof, in Sets only
2001  60 000 1.91 1.3% KM#148.1; Type C; In Sets only
2001  5 000 0.19% KM#148.1; Type C; Proof Sets
2001  5 000 0.3% KM#148.2; Type C; Medal alignment; Proof, in sets only

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