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
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
268
References KM# 5.1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
KM# 5.2,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
KM# 5.3,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
KM# 5.1a,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 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.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES
1853

Translation: Leopold First King of the Belgians

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.

Script: Latin

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

Unabridged legend:
5 centimes
Braemt Fecit

Translation:
Unity Makes Strength
Belgian Constitution 1831
5 Centimes
Made by Braemt

Engraver: Joseph-Pierre Braemt

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Royal Mint of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium (983-2017)

Comments

KM# 5.1 = signature with point (copper)
KM# 5.1a = signature with point (bronze)
KM# 5.2 = signature without point (copper)

1834: double E in CENT


1850: long, large and open O


1851: large and small 5


Catalog inconsistencies:
  • All coins without dot after the signature are not recognized by Aernout, except for 1847
  • The 1833 medal alignment coin is not recognized by Aernout or SCWC
  • The 1833 bronze coin is not recognized by Aernout
  • The 1852 year varieties are not recognized by Morin or SCWC
  • The 1859 varieties with or without the cross on the crown are not recognized by Aernout

The 1856 coins without dot is mentioned by Morin (2012), where Aernout (2019) does not make a notification whether a dot is present. SCWC (8th ed) does not make a note of this coin. No proof on the internet has been found of its existence.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1811  1.4% 1811/41 - error struck in 1841
1833  Photo 4 436 798 $ 1.40 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 $ 6.30 $ 37 15% KM# 5.1; Signature with point
1833  0.9% KM# 5.1a; Bronze
1833  2% KM# 5.2; Signature without point
1833  0.6% Medal alignment (Morin)
1834  2 514 616 $ 3.70 $ 4.30 $ 11 10% KM# 5.1; Signature with point (exists with double E in CENT)
1834  1.3% KM# 5.2; Signature without point
1835  1.1% KM# 5.2; Signature without point
1837  Photo 12 037 595 $ 1.40 $ 1.40 $ 2.10 $ 4.30 31% KM# 5.1; Signature with point
1837  $ 1.10 3% KM# 5.2; Signature without point
1838  1.5% KM# 5.2; Signature without point
1841  2 508 518 $ 5.00 $ 5.00 7% KM# 5.1; Signature with point
1841  3% KM# 5.2; Signature without point; Overdate variety 1841/11 exists
1842  5 536 540 $ 1.10 $ 5.90 $ 8.50 18% KM# 5.1; Signature with point
1842  $ 8.50 3% KM# 5.2; Signature without point
1847  Photo 1 130 524 $ 21 $ 37 5% KM# 5.1; Signature with point (exists with double T in CENT)
1847  1.9% KM# 5.2; Signature without point
1848  Photo 1 845 154 $ 4.50 $ 6.80 $ 21 $ 27 11% KM# 5.1; Signature with point
1848  0.7% KM# 5.1a; Bronze
1848  0.9% KM# 5.2; Signature without point
1849  3% KM# 5.1; Large 9; Signature with point
1849  1 447 142 2% KM# 5.1; Small 9; Signature with point
1849  0.9% KM# 5.2; Large 9; Signature without point
1849  0.6% KM# 5.2; Small 9; Signature without point
1850  $ 13 3% KM# 5.1; O large; Signature with point
1850  $ 6.40 2% KM# 5.1; O long; Signature with point
1850  0.3% KM# 5.1; O open; Signature with point
1850  0.8% KM# 5.1a; Bronze
1850  2 689 025 $ 8.50 7% KM# 5.2; O large; Signature without point
1850  1.3% KM# 5.2; O long; Signature without point
1850  0.3% KM# 5.2; O open; Signature without point
1851  Photo $ 0.96 1.9% KM# 5.1; Large 5; Signature with point
1851  2 381 059 $ 1.80 $ 9.60 8% KM# 5.1; Small 5; Signature with point
1851  1.3% KM# 5.2; Large 5; Signature without point
1851  1.0% KM# 5.2; Small 5; Signature without point
1852  1 942 901 $ 8.50 5% KM# 5.1; Signature with point
1852  0.17% KM# 5.1; Signature with point; Bold 52
1852  0.11% KM# 5.1; Signature with point; Small 52
1852  1.0% KM# 5.2; Signature without point
1853  Photo 704 853 $ 43 3% KM# 5.2; Signature without point
1855  264 870 0.8% KM# 5.1; Large 55; Signature with point
1855  0.6% KM# 5.1; Small 55; Signature with point
1856  Photo 5 656 880 $ 2.70 $ 8.50 $ 8.60 19% KM# 5.1; Signature with point
1857  2 299 303 $ 3.20 $ 11 $ 11 9% KM# 5.2; Signature without point
1858  0.4% KM# 5.1a; Bronze
1858  2 711 519 $ 19 3% KM# 5.2; Signature without point; With cross on crown
1858  0.8% KM# 5.2; Signature without point; Without cross on crown
1859  0.4% KM# 5.1a; Bronze
1859  2 591 287 4% KM# 5.2; Signature without point; With cross on crown
1859  0.9% KM# 5.2; Signature without point; Without cross on crown
1860  198 997 0.9% KM# 5.2; Signature without point; Overdate variety 1850/60 exists

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1856 – KM# 5.1; Signature with point (see more)
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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Centimes - Léopold IPicture 1 of a sold 5 Centimes - Léopold I
Schulman
Auction 353
Lot 655
Internet Archive
Jun 24, 2017 1833 – KM# 5.1; Signature with point XF Unsold
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Centimes - Léopold IPicture 1 of a sold 5 Centimes - Léopold I
Schulman
Auction 353
Lot 654
Internet Archive
Jun 24, 2017 1833 – KM# 5.1; Signature with point XF Unsold
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Centimes - Léopold I
Schulman
Auction 371
Lot 74
Internet Archive
Apr 12, 2022 1837 – KM# 5.1; Signature with point UNC
(NGC MS64 RB FDC)
USD 159.94
(EUR 150.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Centimes - Léopold I
Schulman
Auction 327
Lot 526
Internet Archive
Apr 25, 2007 1847 – KM# 5.1; Signature with point (exists with double T in CENT) AU
(FDC)
USD 159.94
(EUR 150.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Centimes - Léopold IPicture 1 of a sold 5 Centimes - Léopold I
Schulman
Auction 353
Lot 656
Internet Archive
Jun 24, 2017 1847 – KM# 5.1; Signature with point (exists with double T in CENT) XF
(Extremely fine/Extremely fine +)
USD 117.29
(EUR 110.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Centimes - Léopold I
Schulman
Auction 329
Lot 956
Internet Archive
Apr 11, 2008 1848 – KM# 5.1; Signature with point AU
(FDC)
USD 63.98
(EUR 60.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Centimes - Léopold I
Schulman
Auction 330
Lot 480
Internet Archive
Nov 8, 2008 1851 – KM# 5.1; Large 5; Signature with point USD 74.64
(EUR 70.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Centimes - Léopold I
Schulman
Auction 330
Lot 481
Internet Archive
Nov 8, 2008 1853 – KM# 5.2; Signature without point XF USD 234.58
(EUR 220.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Centimes - Léopold I
Katz
Auction 63
Lot 621
Internet Archive
Jul 26, 2022 Undetermined UNC USD 41.58
(EUR 39.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Centimes - Léopold I
Katz
Auction 109
Lot 429
Internet Archive
Jan 27, 2024 Undetermined AU USD 14.93
(EUR 14.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
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