100 Francs - Léopold III Kings, French text

100 Francs - Léopold III (Kings, French text) -  obverse100 Francs - Léopold III (Kings, French text) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1948-1954
Value 100 Francs (100 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 18 g
Diameter 33 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 16 July 1979
Number N# 1876
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 138,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
LA# BFM-198,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 109
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Heads of Kings Leopold I, Leopold II, Albert I and Leopold III facing left. Crown dividing date above. 5-pointed star below. Designer at left.

Lettering:
19 50
RAU
*

Engraver: Marcel Rau

Marcel Rau (20 March 1886, Brussels - 29 June 1966, Brussels) was a Belgian sculptor and medalist. He studied sculpture with Paul Dubois (1829-1905) at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. Marcel Rau notably executed war memorials erected in seven Belgian cities.

Reverse

Crowned coat of arms dividing value. Legend in French below.

Lettering:
100 FRs
BELGIQUE

Translation:
100 FRs
BELGIUM

Engraver: Marcel Rau

Marcel Rau (20 March 1886, Brussels - 29 June 1966, Brussels) was a Belgian sculptor and medalist. He studied sculpture with Paul Dubois (1829-1905) at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. Marcel Rau notably executed war memorials erected in seven Belgian cities.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1948  1 000 000 $ 10 $ 10 $ 10 $ 12 $ 20 37%
1948  0.7% Medal alignment
1949  106 000 $ 9.54 $ 13 $ 13 $ 13 14%
1950  2 807 000 $ 8.03 $ 8.03 $ 11 $ 11 $ 17 $ 17 61%
1950  1.9% Medal alignment
1954  2 517 000 $ 11 $ 11 $ 11 $ 14 $ 17 35%

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