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5 Centimes - Léopold II French text; large date

5 Centimes - Léopold II (French text; large date) -  obverse 5 Centimes - Léopold II (French text; large date) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Common coin
Years 1904-1907
Value 5 Centimes (0.05 BEF)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.18 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 54, Schön# 17, LA# BFM-20
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

The royal monogram of King Léopold II is surrounded with legend in French. Date below.

Lettering:
ROYAUME DE BELGIQUE *
・1905・

Translation:
KINGDOM OF BELGIUM *
・1905・

Engraver: Alphonse Michaux

Alphonse Michaux (1860–1928) was a Belgian coin engraver and medallist, appointed chief engraver of the Brussels Mint (La Monnaie de Bruxelles) in 1895, and best known for engraving dies for a series of Belgian coins with a distinctive hole in the center. Michaux also engraved coins for Luxembourg, Persia, Romania, and Colombia.

Reverse

The center hole is flanked by an olive sprig and value. Designer below.

Lettering:
5
CES
A. MICHAUX

Engraver: Alphonse Michaux

Alphonse Michaux (1860–1928) was a Belgian coin engraver and medallist, appointed chief engraver of the Brussels Mint (La Monnaie de Bruxelles) in 1895, and best known for engraving dies for a series of Belgian coins with a distinctive hole in the center. Michaux also engraved coins for Luxembourg, Persia, Romania, and Colombia.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

This type has larger date numbers than KM# 46

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1904  5,813,932
1905  9,575,374 "A MICHAUX"; overdate variety 1905/04 exists
1905  "A. MICHAUX"
1905  "WICHAUX"; error
1906  8,463,239 Overdate variety 1906/05 exists
1907  993,028

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5 Centimes - Léopold II (French text; large date)