1 Franc - Léopold III BELGIE-BELGIQUE

1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) -  obverse1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1947
Value 1 Franc (1 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Zinc
Weight 4.25 g
Diameter 21.5 mm
Thickness 1.93 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 December 1952
Number N# 1240
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 128,
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-100,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 88
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The arms of Belgium with bilingual legends on both sides

Lettering: BELGIE BELGIQUE

Translation: Belgium Belgium

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 monogram of King Leopold III dividing value and the date below

Lettering:
1 F
1942

Translation:
1 Franc
1942

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

1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) -  obverse

© Renato Lima

Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

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1942  42 000 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.24 $ 0.38 $ 0.58 $ 1.13 52%
1943  28 000 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.12 $ 0.38 $ 0.78 $ 0.95 36%
1944  24 190 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.38 $ 0.57 $ 0.75 $ 1.13 $ 3.13 44%
1945  15 930 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.45 $ 0.92 $ 2.78 30%
1946  36 000 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.32 $ 0.68 $ 1.18 27% Regent Prince Charles
1947  3 000 000 $ 45 1.5% Regent Prince Charles, rare

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