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20 Centimes - Léopold I

Features

Country Belgium
King Leopold I (1831-1865)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1852-1858
Value 20 Centimes (0.2 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 1 g
Diameter 15 mm
Thickness 0.63 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 19,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
LA# BFM-46
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of Leopold I of Belgium is surrounded with the legend in French. Designer initials below.

Lettering:
LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES
L.W.

Translation:
LEOPOLD FIRST KING OF THE BELGIANS
L.W.

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

The Belgian coat of arms, the face value between two olive twigs and the motto surrounding. Date below.

Lettering:
L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE
20 Ces.
1853

Translation:
UNITY MAKES STRENGTH
20 Ces.
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

Reeded

Mint

Brussels, Belgium

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1852  10% L W
1852  300,640 24% L.W.
1853  10.60 26% L W
1853  1,965,054 8.71 55% L.W.
1858  865,252 9% Most not released for circulation

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