5 Francs - Léopold I

5 Francs - Léopold I -  obverse5 Francs - Léopold I -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold I (1831-1865)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1849-1865
Value 5 Francs (5 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 25 g
Diameter 37 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 261
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 17,
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-126
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 is surrounded with the legend in French.

Lettering:
LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES
L. WIENER

Translation:
LEOPOLD FIRST KING OF THE BELGIANS
L. WIENER

Engraver: Leopold Wiener

Léopold Wiener, born on 2 July 1823 in Venlo and died on 11 February 1891 in Brussels, was a Belgian sculptor, engraver and medalist.

Reverse

Coat of arms within wreath dividing value. Motto in French above and year below.

Lettering:
L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE
5 F
1853

Translation:
UNITY MAKES STRENGTH
5 F
1853

Engraver: Leopold Wiener

Léopold Wiener, born on 2 July 1823 in Venlo and died on 11 February 1891 in Brussels, was a Belgian sculptor, engraver and medalist.

Edge

Plain with letters in relief

Lettering: DIEU PROTEGE LA BELGIQUE ***

Translation: GOD PROTECTS BELGIUM ***

5 Francs - Léopold I -  obverse

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Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1849  $ 23 $ 28 $ 36 16% Large 9 in year
1849  3 908 516 $ 28 16% Small 9 in year
1850  $ 23 $ 55 14% Dot above date
1850  1.1% Proof
1850  5 265 296 $ 23 $ 32 $ 41 30% Without dot above date
1851  $ 34 14% Dot above date
1851  3 707 922 $ 18 $ 28 $ 29 29% Overdate variety 1851/50 exists
1852  4 604 676 $ 19 $ 28 $ 28 14% Overdate variety 1852/51 exists
1853  2 426 598 $ 23 $ 34 19%
1858  18 102 $ 203 5%
1865  5% "5 F." (with dot); Overdate variety 1865/55 exists
1865  907 360 $ 23 $ 28 $ 40 21% "5 F" (without dot); Overdate variety 1865/55 exists
1865  2% Overdate variety 1865/55; Broken "M" in PREMIER

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