5 Francs - Léopold I

Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold I (1831-1865)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1832-1849
Value 5 Francs (5 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 25 g
Diameter 37 mm
Thickness 2.55 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 08-01-1932
Number N# 255
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 3,
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-124,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
LA# BFM-125
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, wearing a crown made of oak leaves, is surrounded with the legend in French.

Lettering:
LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES
BRAEMT F.

Translation:
LEOPOLD FIRST KING OF THE BELGIANS
BRAEMT P.

Engraver: Joseph-Pierre Braemt

Reverse

Value, year and 5-pointed star in a wreath of oak leaves.

Lettering:
5
FRANCS
1832
*

Engraver: Joseph-Pierre Braemt

Edge

Incuse or raised lettered plain edge

Lettering: DIEU PROTÈGE LA BELGIQUE *

Translation: GOD PROTECTS BELGIUM *

Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

Comments

Position A: with obverse (side with buste) facing up, the edge lettering is NOT readable
Position B: with obverse facing down, the edge lettering is readable

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1832  37 352 5% KM#3.1; incuse lettered edge; Position A
1832  1.4% KM#3.1; incuse lettered edge; Position B
1832  1.7% Medal alignment
1833  1 125 666 $ 70 $ 70 20% KM#3.1; incuse lettered edge; Position A
1833  10% KM#3.1; incuse lettered edge; Position B
1833  2% Medal alignment
1834  349 976 3% KM#3.1; incuse lettered edge; Position A
1834  1.7% KM#3.1; incuse lettered edge; Position B
1835  369 768 5% KM#3.1; incuse lettered edge; Position A
1835  1.4% KM#3.1; incuse lettered edge; Position B
1838  5 203 1.1% KM#3.1; incuse lettered edge; Position A
1838  1.1% KM#3.1; incuse lettered edge; Position B
1840  2% KM#3.1; incuse lettered edge
1841  2% KM#3.1; incuse lettered edge
1844  80 200 2% KM#3.1; incuse lettered edge; Position A
1844  0.9% KM#3.1; incuse lettered edge; Position B
1847  699 601 $ 58 14% KM#3.2; raised lettered edge
1848  2 516 283 $ 30 $ 58 41% KM#3.2; raised lettered edge
1849  3 013 579 $ 29 $ 35 $ 35 54% KM#3.2; raised lettered edge

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