20 Centimes - Baudouin I French text

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

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Features

Issuer 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
Number N# 1878
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 146,
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-48,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
LA# BFM-49,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 103
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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

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 face value dividing date. Legend above in French.

Lettering:
BELGIQUE
1953
20
CENTIMES

Translation:
BELGIUM
1953
20
CENTIMES

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

Smooth

Mint

Royal Belgian Mint, Brussels, Belgium

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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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1953  14 150 000 0.12 0.23 0.23 0.29 1.48 0.97 51% Type A
1954  4% Type A; Considered as trial strike
1957  13 300 000 0.07 0.18 0.18 0.21 0.16 0.73 36% Type B
1958  8 700 000 0.18 0.14 0.21 0.35 30% Type B
1959  19 670 000 0.12 0.23 0.26 0.25 1.28 43% Type B
1962  410 000 1.17 4.41 5.86 12 5% Type B
1963  2 550 000 0.18 0.30 0.50 0.88 16% Type B

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