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5 Centimes - Léopold II French text; large date

5 Centimes - Léopold II (French text; large date) -  obverse5 Centimes - Léopold II (French text; large date) -  reverse

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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 hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 54,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 17,
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
LA# BFM-20
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 0.81 0.62 0.62 3.40
1905  9,575,374 0.22 0.22 0.66 "A MICHAUX"; overdate variety 1905/04 exists
1905  1.27 "A. MICHAUX"
1905  "WICHAUX"; error
1906  8,463,239 0.56 0.56 1.06 Overdate variety 1906/05 exists
1907  993,028 3.32 4.63

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