½ Franc - Léopold I

Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold I (1831-1865)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1847-1850
Value 1/2 Franc (0.50 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 24911
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 15,
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-65
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of Leopold I of Belgium is surrounded with the legend in French. Designer below neck.

Lettering:
LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES
L.WIENER

Translation:
LEOPOLD FIRST KING OF THE BELGIANS
L.WIENER

Engraver: Leopold Wiener

Léopold Wiener, born on 2 July 1823 in Venlo and died on 11 February 1891 in Brussels, was a Belgian sculptor, engraver and medalist.

Reverse

Coat of arms within wreath dividing value. Motto in French above and year below.

Lettering:
L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE
1/2 F
1849

Translation:
UNITY MAKES STRENGTH
1/2 F
1849

Engraver: Leopold Wiener

Léopold Wiener, born on 2 July 1823 in Venlo and died on 11 February 1891 in Brussels, was a Belgian sculptor, engraver and medalist.

Edge

Milled

Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1847  36% Restrike
1849  209 571 55% Mintage includes 1850 coins
1850  36% L WIENER
1850  45% L.WIENER

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