5 Centimes - Léopold II French text; large date

Features

Country Belgium
King Leopold II (1865-1909)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1904-1907
Value 5 Centimes (0.05 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.18 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 2585
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References KM# 54,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 17,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
LA# BFM-20
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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

Mint

Bruxelles, Belgium

Comments

This type has larger date numbers than KM# 46.

Schön# 17 includes both KM# 46 and KM# 54.

How "WICHAUX" error looks for 1905:


How overdate 1906/5 looks like:

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1904  5 813 932 0.74 0.64 0.61 1.55 40%
1905  9 575 374 0.61 0.18 0.77 1.02 39% "A MICHAUX"; overdate variety 1905/04 exists
1905  1.21 7.27 18% "A. MICHAUX"
1905  1.3% "WICHAUX"; error
1906  8 463 239 0.57 0.56 0.61 1.34 47% Overdate variety 1906/5 exists
1907  993 028 3.63 3.63 9%

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