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10 Centimes - Léopold III BELGIE-BELGIQUE

10 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) -  obverse10 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1941-1946
Value 10 Centimes (0.10 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Zinc
Weight 4 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.63 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1957
References KM# 126,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 86,
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
LA# BFM-45
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

Monogram of Léopold III, date below.

Lettering: 1942

Engraver: OscarJespers

Reverse

Coats of arms of Antwerp (left), Namur (middle) and Hasselt (right) surrounded by bilingual legends. Value and designer below.

Lettering:
BELGIE-BELGIQUE
10c
O.JESPERS

Translation:
BELGIUM-BELGIUM
10c
O.JESPERS

Engraver: Oscar Jespers

Oscar Jespers, born in Borgerhout on 22 May 1887 and died in Brussels on 1 December 1970, was a Belgian expressionist sculptor.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

The material used is actually a zinc-alloy, a spelter. The term in Dutch is 'handelszink', literally translated as 'trade zinc'.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1941  7,000,000 0.34 0.34 0.86
1942  21,000,000 0.39 0.39 1.37
1943  22,000,000 0.28 0.33
1944  28,140,000 0.19 0.22 0.55 1.30 exists with plain and reeded edge
1945  8,000,000 0.83 1.89
1946  10,370,000 0.78 0.78 1.05

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