1 Franc - Albert II French text

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

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Features

Country 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
References KM# 187,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
LA# BFM-105,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.
Schön# 172
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

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 VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1994  75,060,000 0.06 0.12 0.20 0.28 0.20 0.37 49% Larger Type A portrait
1995  75,060,000 0.16 0.18 0.19 0.18 0.48 41% Larger Type A portrait
1996  95,060,000 0.13 0.12 0.18 0.24 0.60 39% Smaller Type B portrait
1997  95,060,000 0.75 0.12 0.17 0.24 0.36 0.36 43% Smaller Type B portrait
1998  75,060,000 0.12 0.12 0.17 0.25 0.36 0.34 37% Smaller Type B portrait
1999  60,000 2.41 1.5% Smaller Type B portrait; In sets only
1999  5,000 0.19% Smaller Type B portrait; Medal alignment; Proof, in sets only
2000  60,000 2.83 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 2.41 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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