10 Centimes - Léopold III BELGIE-BELGIQUE

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

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Features

Issuer 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 round hole
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 January 1957
Number N# 1257
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 126,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 86,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
LA# BFM-45
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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

10 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) -  obverse

Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

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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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1941  7 000 000 $ 0.45 $ 0.28 $ 0.84 $ 4.81 23%
1942  21 000 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.45 $ 1.44 37%
1943  22 000 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.25 $ 0.34 36%
1944  28 140 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.23 $ 0.19 $ 0.35 $ 1.28 55% exists with plain and reeded edge
1945  8 000 000 $ 0.85 $ 1.13 22%
1946  10 370 000 $ 0.75 $ 0.80 $ 0.57 $ 1.07 22% (fr) Sous la régence du Prince Charles

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