2½ Francs - Léopold I small head

Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold I (1831-1865)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1848-1849
Value 2 1/2 Francs (2.5 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 12.5 g
Diameter 30 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 262
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 11,
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-122
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
2 1/2 F.
1848

Translation:
UNITY MAKES STRENGTH
2 1/2 F.
1848

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

Milled

Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1848  531 445 39%
1849  1 201 707 $ 158 78%

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Country: Belgium
Languages : French
Numista Rarity index: 68 Search tips
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