1 Franc - Albert II French text

1 Franc - Albert II (French text) -  obverse1 Franc - Albert II (French text) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Albert II (1993-2013)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1994-2001
Value 1 Franc (1 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Nickel plated iron
Weight 2.75 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.62 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
Number N# 1247
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 187,
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-105,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 172
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of Albert II facing with an outline around the back of his head, and his name below

Lettering: ALBERT II

Engraver: Jan Alfons Keustermans

Jan Alfons Keustermans is a Belgian engraver and medalist.

Reverse

Value in center, date above and legend in French below. Mint mark and privy mark at lower right.

Lettering:
1996
1 FRANC
BELGIQUE

Translation:
1996
1 Franc
Belgium

Engraver: Lejon Tits

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Head of Archangel Michael Bruxelles, Belgium

Comments

Privy Mark:

  • Scales: Romain Coenen, 1987-2009
Mint Mark:
  • Head of Archangel Michael, Koninklijke Munt van België - Monnaie Royal de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium

Different portraits (design and size best recognizable at the design of the ear) are on the obverse.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1994  75 060 000 0.06 0.14 0.19 0.26 0.20 0.36 48% Larger Type A portrait
1995  75 060 000 0.15 0.18 0.21 0.23 0.35 0.47 41% Larger Type A portrait
1996  95 060 000 0.13 0.12 0.18 0.23 0.35 0.59 39% Smaller Type B portrait
1997  95 060 000 0.07 0.29 0.12 0.16 0.23 0.29 0.35 43% Smaller Type B portrait
1998  75 060 000 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.18 0.25 0.35 0.33 37% Smaller Type B portrait
1999  60 000 2.34 1.5% Smaller Type B portrait; In sets only
1999  5 000 0.18% Smaller Type B portrait; Medal alignment; Proof, in sets only
2000  60 000 2.75 1.5% Smaller Type B portrait; In sets only
2000  5 000 0.15% Smaller Type B portrait; Medal alignment; Proof, in sets only
2001  60 000 2.34 1.5% Smaller Type B portrait; in sets only
2001  5 000 0.3% Smaller Type B portrait; Medal alignment; Proof, in sets only

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