5 Francs - Albert II French text

5 Francs - Albert II (French text) -  obverse5 Francs - 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 5 Francs (5 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 5.5 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.78 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized 28 February 2002
Number N# 1253
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 189,
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-141,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 173
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait in left profile of Albert II with his name below with a central line following his silhouette.

Lettering: ALBERT II

Engraver: Jan Alfons Keustermans

Jan Alfons Keustermans is a Belgian engraver and medalist.

Reverse

Central vertical line divide year on top, value at center and legend in French at the bottom and the mintmark and privy mark to the right.

Lettering:
1996
5 FRANCS
BELGIQUE

Translation:
1996
5 FRANCS
BELGIUM

Engraver: Lejon Tits

Edge

Smooth

5 Francs - Albert II (French text) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

Privy marks:

  • Scales: Romain Coenen, 1987-2009

Three main groups of the emission are known.

Obverse
Die I - portrait more convex, script of legend narrower and thicker, as the result the base of the neck above the middle of "B" to "ALBERT", .
Die II - portrait flatter, script of legend wider and thinner, as the result the base of neck to the right of the middle of "B" to "ALBERT", .

Reverse
Die A - script of legend narrower and thicker, as the result "5" of face value,  "B" far from the rim. Head of Archangel Michael under the right of "R" to "FRANCS".
Die B - script of legend wider and thinner, as the result "5" of face value,  "B" far closer to the rim. Head of Archangel Michael under the left of "R" to "FRANCS".

Pictures: © Images courtesy of Alexandr Prokofyev


Combinations:
I+A: 1994.
I+B: 1995.
II+B: 1996-2001.
Note. The same Obverse dies were used for issue with Dutch legend https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces1252.html.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1994  30 060 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.29 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 $ 0.68 $ 0.57 63%
1994  $ 0.28 $ 0.14 6% Upper part of the B is full
1995  60 000 $ 2.27 2% In sets only
1996  6 860 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.26 $ 0.45 $ 1.13 21%
1997  60 000 $ 2.27 2% In sets only
1998  32 500 000 $ 0.39 $ 0.41 $ 0.34 $ 0.34 $ 0.85 51%
1999  60 000 $ 2.83 2% In sets only
1999  5 000 0.3% Proof; Medal alignment; In sets only
2000  60 000 $ 2.83 2% In sets only
2000  5 000 0.3% Proof; Medal alignment; In sets only
2001  60 000 $ 2.83 2% In sets only
2001  5 000 0.4% Proof; Medal alignment; In sets only

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