5 Centimes - Léopold I

5 Centimes - Léopold I -  obverse5 Centimes - Léopold I -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold I (1831-1865)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1811-1860
Value 5 Centimes (0.05 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper
Weight 10 g
Diameter 28 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 268
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 5,
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-14
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

The royal monogram is surrounded with lettering in French. Date below.

Lettering:
LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES
1853

Translation:
Leopold First King of the Belgians
1853

Engraver: Joseph-Pierre Braemt

Reverse

A lion, symbol of Belgium, with a paw over the Belgian Constitution dating 1831. Around is the Belgian motto in French. Value and designer below.

Lettering:
L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE
CONSTITUTION BELGE 1831*
5 CENTs
BRAEMT F.

Translation:
Unity Makes Strength
Belgian Constitution 1831
5 Centimes
Made by Braemt (F = Fecit = Made by)

Engraver: Joseph-Pierre Braemt

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Bruxelles, Belgium

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1811  1.8% KM#5.1; error: struck in 1841
1833  4 436 798 $ 1.96 $ 2.92 $ 4.68 $ 12 16% KM#5.1; signature with point
1833  1.0% KM#5.1a; Bronze
1833  3% KM#5.2; signature without point
1833  0.7% Medal alignment
1834  2 514 616 $ 4.68 $ 12 10% KM#5.1; signature with point
1834  1.6% KM#5.2; signature without point
1835  1.1% KM#5.1; very rare
1837  12 037 595 $ 1.36 $ 1.32 $ 3.38 $ 2.34 30% KM#5.1; signature with point
1837  3% KM#5.2; signature without point
1838  1.7% KM#5.1; signature without point; rare
1841  2 508 518 $ 4.68 7% KM#5.1; signature with point; overdate variety 1841/11 exists
1841  3% KM#5.2; signature without point
1842  5 536 540 $ 1.17 $ 6.48 $ 12 18% KM#5.1; signature with point
1842  3% KM#5.2; signature without point
1847  1 131 542 $ 23 5% KM#5.1; signature with point
1847  2% KM#5.2; signature without point
1848  1 845 154 $ 7.45 $ 18 10% KM#5.1; signature with point
1848  0.7% KM#5.1a; Bronze
1848  0.8% KM#5.2; signature without point
1849  3% KM#5.1; signature with point; large 9
1849  1 447 142 2% KM#5.1; signature with point; small 9
1849  0.7% KM#5.2; signature without point; small 9
1849  0.8% Signature without point; large 9
1850  3% KM#5.1; signature with point; "5" with less curved top; tall and narrow "0"
1850  2 689 025 $ 9.35 7% KM#5.1; signature without point;"5" with ball top; wide and round "0"
1850  0.8% KM#5.1a; Bronze
1850  1.4% KM#5.2; signature without point; tall and narrow "0"
1850  1.8% Signature with point; wide and round "0"
1851  2 381 059 $ 1.17 $ 11 9% KM#5.1; signature with point; small "5"
1851  1.1% KM#5.2; signature without point; small "5"
1851  1.9% Signature with point; large "5"
1851  1.0% Signature without point; large "5"
1852  1 942 901 $ 9.35 5% KM#5.1; signature with point
1852  0.8% KM#5.2; signature without point
1853  704 853 $ 47 3% KM#5.1; signature without point
1855  264 870 1.1% KM#5.1; signature with point; large "55"
1855  0.7% KM#5.1; signature with point; small "55"
1856  5 656 880 $ 11 $ 5.85 $ 8.18 19% KM#5.1; signature with point
1857  2 299 303 $ 7.02 $ 12 10% KM#5.1; signature with point
1858  2 711 519 $ 23 3% KM#5.1; signature with point; with cross on crown
1858  1.0% KM#5.1; signature with point; without cross on crown
1858  0.4% KM#5.1a; Bronze
1859  2 591 287 4% KM#5.1; signature with point; with cross on crown
1859  1.0% KM#5.1; signature with point; without cross on crown
1859  0.5% KM#5.1a; Bronze
1860  198 997 1.0% KM#5.1; very rare

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