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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 Standard circulation coin
Years 1904-1907
Value 5 Centimes (0.05 BEF)
Composition 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

How "WICHAUX" error looks for 1905:

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1904  5,813,932 1.12 0.61 0.56
1905  9,575,374 0.34 0.67 0.67 "A MICHAUX"; overdate variety 1905/04 exists
1905  1.24 "A. MICHAUX"
1905  "WICHAUX"; error
1906  8,463,239 0.67 0.54 0.49 Overdate variety 1906/05 exists
1907  993,028 4.21 3.37

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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