20 Francs - Léopold I

Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold I (1831-1865)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1834-1841
Value 20 Francs (20 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 6.4516 g
Diameter 21 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 26221
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# A23,
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-152
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

Head of King Leopold I facing right with designer at lower right. Text in French surrounding.

Lettering:
LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES
BRAEMT F.

Translation:
LEOPOLD FIRST KING OF THE BELGIANS
BRAEMT Fecit (Made by Braemt).

Engraver: Joseph-Pierre Braemt

Reverse

Value, year and 5-pointed star in wreath of oak leaves.

Lettering:
20
FRANCS
1835
*

Engraver: Joseph-Pierre Braemt

Edge

Plain with incused lettering.

Lettering: DIEU PROTÈGE LA BELGIQUE

Translation: GOD PROTECTS BELGIUM

Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

Comments

Coins with a reeded or plain edge are restrikes.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1834  KM#A23.1; Inscripted edge
1834  KM#A23.2; Reeded edge - Restrike
1834  KM#A23.3; Smooth edge - Restrike
1835  KM#A23.1; Inscripted edge
1835  KM#A23.2; Reeded edge - Restrike
1835  KM#A23.3; Smooth edge - Restrike
1838  1 KM#A23.1; Inscripted edge
1838  KM#A23.2; Reeded edge - Restrike
1838  KM#A23.3; Smooth edge - Restrike
1841  KM#A23.1; Inscripted edge
1841  KM#A23.2; Reeded edge - Restrike
1841  KM#A23.3; Smooth edge - Restrike

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