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20 Centimes - Baudouin I French text

20 Centimes - Baudouin I (French text) -  obverse20 Centimes - Baudouin I (French text) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Baudouin I (1951-1993)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1953-1963
Value 20 Centimes (0.20 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1970
References KM# 146,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
LA# BFM-48,
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)
LA# BFM-49
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

A miner, adapted from the a work of Constantin Meunier, facing left. Mining lamp on the right with designer underneath.

Lettering: RAU

Engraver: Marcel Rau

Reverse

Crowned face value dividing date. Legend above in French.

Lettering:
BELGIQUE
1953
20
CENTIMES

Translation:
BELGIUM
1953
20
CENTIMES

Engraver: Marcel Rau

Edge

Smooth

Comments

NOTE: different types of size in design
Type A: smaller letters and crown, 'CENTIMES' far from rim
Type B: very large letters and crown, 'CENTIMES' touching rim

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1953  14,150,000 0.24 0.24 0.28 Type A
1954  Type A; Considered as trial strike
1957  13,300,000 0.17 0.23 0.22 0.22 Type B
1958  8,700,000 0.15 0.17 Type B
1959  19,670,000 0.11 0.17 0.25 Type B
1962  410,000 5.82 Type B
1963  2,550,000 0.42 0.42 0.51 Type B

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