1 Franc - Baudouin I French text

1 Franc - Baudouin I (French text) -  obverse1 Franc - Baudouin I (French text) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Baudouin I (1951-1993)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1950-1988
Value 1 Franc (1 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 22 March 1989
Number N# 1244
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 142,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 105,
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
LA# BFM-101
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

Head of Ceres facing left, date left, cornucopia right, designer below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
* 1973 *
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 oak branch dividing value. Legend in French below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
1 FR
= BELGIQUE =

Translation:
1 FR
= 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.

Edge

Reeded

1 Franc - Baudouin I (French text) -  obverse

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Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1950  13 630 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.14 $ 0.16 20% KM#142.1
1951  51 025 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.10 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.16 $ 1.76 37% KM#142.1
1952  53 205 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.15 $ 0.21 34% KM#142.1
1952  0.8% KM#142.2; Medal alignment
1952  $ 0.15 $ 0.62 2% RAU.
1952  1.5% Without signature
1954  4 980 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.10 $ 0.16 10% KM#142.1
1955  10 000 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 15% KM#142.1
1956  10 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.13 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 15% KM#142.1
1956  0.2% KM#142.2; Medal alignment
1958  31 750 000 $ 0.04 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.15 $ 0.23 27% KM#142.1
1958  0.6% KM#142.2; Medal alignment
1959  9 000 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.07 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 14% KM#142.1
1959  0.2% KM#142.2; Medal alignment
1960  10 000 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.16 14% KM#142.1
1961  5 030 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.10 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.20 10% KM#142.1
1962  $ 0.52 0.5% Double year and designer
1962  12 250 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 16% KM#142.1
1963  0.12% Dot behind designer
1963  18 700 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.13 20% KM#142.1
1963  0.5% KM#142.2; Medal alignment
1964  10 110 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.13 $ 0.15 $ 0.16 14% KM#142.1
1965  10 420 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 14% KM#142.1
1965  0.3% KM#142.2; Medal alignment
1966  16 430 000 $ 0.04 $ 0.04 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.94 18% KM#142.1
1966  0.3% KM#142.2; Medal alignment
1967  32 945 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.13 $ 0.17 25% KM#142.1
1968  8 000 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.18 11% KM#142.1
1969  21 950 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.16 20% KM#142.1
1969  0.4% KM#142.2; Medal alignment
1970  35 000 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.07 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.23 $ 1.37 24% KM#142.1
1970  0.6% KM#142.2; Medal alignment
1971  10 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.48 13% KM#142.1
1972  35 000 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.15 $ 0.24 $ 3.91 25% KM#142.1
1973  42 500 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.15 $ 0.25 $ 1.57 25% KM#142.1
1974  30 000 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.15 $ 1.04 21% KM#142.1
1974  0.4% KM#142.2; Medal alignment
1975  80 000 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.52 33% KM#142.1
1975  0.6% KM#142.2; Medal alignment
1976  18 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.16 $ 0.20 $ 0.68 16% KM#142.1
1976  0.11% Line underneath BELGIQUE
1977  68 000 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.08 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.14 $ 0.16 $ 0.26 29% KM#142.1
1977  0.4% KM#142.2; Medal alignment
1978  47 500 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.13 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.16 $ 0.20 $ 0.38 24% KM#142.1
1978  0.5% KM#142.2; Medal alignment
1979  25 000 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.16 $ 0.20 $ 0.47 17% KM#142.1
1979  0.3% KM#142.2; Medal alignment
1980  66 500 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.14 $ 0.18 $ 0.31 24% KM#142.1
1981  2 000 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.47 $ 0.81 $ 2.09 4% KM#142.1
1988  17 500 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.13 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.52 9% KM#142.1
1988  0.6% KM#142.2; Medal alignment

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