5 Francs - Baudouin I Dutch text

5 Francs - Baudouin I (Dutch text) -  obverse5 Francs - Baudouin I (Dutch text) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Baudouin I (1951-1993)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1986-1993
Value 5 Francs (5 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Brass (Brass or Aluminium-bronze)
Weight 5.5 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.72 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 28 February 2002
Number N# 1250
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 164,
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-140,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 132
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Stylized portrait of Baudouin I, designer below.

Script: Latin

Lettering: J-P.L

Engraver: Jean-Paul Laenen

Reverse

Denomination in centre, legend in French below. Year at bottom flanked by privy and mint mark.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
5F
BELGIË
1991

Translation:
5F
Belgium
1991

Engraver: Jean-Paul Laenen

Edge

Smooth

5 Francs - Baudouin I (Dutch text) -  obverse

Mint

Head of Archangel Michael Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

Comments

Privy mark:

  • Bird: Robert Vogeleer, 1963-1987
  • Scales: Romain Coenen, 1987-2009

Three main groups of  Obverse are known.

Obverse
Die I - earlobe with curved outline.
Die II - earlobe with angled outline in fine line.
Die III - smaller earlobe with angled outline in thick line.
Together with these features there are many more, some of which are marked by arrows.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1986  208 510 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.22 $ 0.21 $ 0.23 $ 0.30 $ 0.67 $ 0.70 82% Angelhead / Blackbird
1986  $ 0.19 $ 0.46 $ 0.57 13% Lower part of the B is full. To merge with 1986
1987  22 510 000 $ 0.54 $ 0.23 $ 0.29 $ 0.41 27% Angelhead / Blackbird
1988  26 510 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.19 $ 0.23 $ 0.25 $ 0.26 29% Angelhead / Scales
1989  60 000 $ 1.30 $ 2.97 1.9% Angelhead / Scales; In Sets only
1990  60 000 $ 3.43 1.1% Angelhead / Scales; In Sets only
1991  60 000 $ 3.43 1.3% Angelhead / Scales; In Sets only
1992  5 060 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.19 $ 0.29 $ 2.28 10% Angelhead / Scales
1993  30 040 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.11 $ 0.19 $ 0.34 $ 1.14 27% Angelhead / Scales
1993  1.0% Lower part of the B is full. To merge with 1993

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