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2 Centimes - Léopold I

2 Centimes - Léopold I -  obverse 2 Centimes - Léopold I -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Common coin
Years 1833-1865
Value 2 Centimes (0.02 BEF)
Metal Copper
Weight 4 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 4, LA# BFM-8, LA# BFM-9, Mor# 88 - 113
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)
Monnaies Belges
by Frans Morin
(Peter Eyckmans)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES
1865

Translation:
LEOPOLD FIRST KING OF THE BELGIANS
1864

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
*
2 CENT.s
BRAEMT F.

Translation:
UNITY MAKES STRENGTH
BELGIAN CONSTITUTION 1831*
2 CENTIMES
BRAEMT (F = Fecit = Made by)

Engraver: Joseph-Pierre Braemt

Edge

Reeded

Comments

For the years 1835 and 1836 there is a discrepancy between Krause and Morin which coins exist

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1833  16,747,919 KM#4.1; wide rim
1833  KM#4.3; medal alignment
1834  3,267,853 KM#4.1; wide rim; signature with point
1834  KM#4.3; medal alignment
1834  KM#4.4; wide rim; signature without point
1834  Base of T in 'CENT' only to the left
1835  Narrow rim; Signature with point; Struck on Dutch 1/2 cent
1835  Narrow rim; Signature without point; Struck on Dutch 1/2 cent
1835  KM#4.1; wide rim; signature with point
1835  Narrow rim; signature without point
1835  26,774,007 Wide rim; signature without point
1835  Base of T in 'CENT' only to the left; Struck on Dutch 1/2 cent
1835  KM#4.1; wide rim; Struck on Dutch 1/2 cent
1836  Narrow rim; signature with point; Struck on Dutch 1/2 cent
1836  KM#4.2; narrow rims; signature with point; overdate variety exists
1836  Medal Alignment
1836  27,083,650 Narrow rim; Signature without point; overdate variety exists
1836  Base of T in 'CENT' only to the left; Struck on Dutch 1/2 cent
1836  Narrow rim; signature without point; Struck on Dutch 1/2 cent
1837  KM#4.2; narrow rim; trial strike; rare
1838  KM#4.2; narrow rim; trial strike
1841  2,226,437 KM#4.2; narrow rim
1842  2,822,614 KM#4.2; narrow rim
1844  KM#4.2; narrow rim; signature with point
1844  1,801,739 KM#4.4; narrow rim; signature without point
1845  8,324,003 KM#4.2; narrow rim; signature with point; large date
1845  KM#4.2; narrow rim; signature with point; small date
1845  KM#4.4; narrow rim; signature without point; large date
1845  KM#4.4; narrow rim; signature without point; small date
1846  8,007,999 KM#4.2; narrow rim
1847  3,431,601 KM#4.2; narrow rim
1848  419,939 KM#4.2; narrow rim; rare
1849  3,690,261 KM#4.2; narrow rim
1850  403,578 KM#4.2; narrow rim; rare
1851  2,407,000 KM#4.2; narrow rim; signature with point
1851  KM#4.4; narrow rim; signature without point
1852  731,092 KM#4.2; narrow rim; large date
1852  KM#4.2; narrow rim; small date
1853  465,830 KM#4.2; narrow rim; rare
1855  171,199 KM#4.2; narrow rim; very rare
1856  6,255,114 KM#4.2; narrow rim; large date
1856  KM#4.2; narrow rim; small date
1857  KM#4.2; narrow rim; without signature
1857  4,611,947 KM#4.2; narrow rim; with signature
1858  3,177,248 KM#4.2; narrow rim; overdate varieties exist
1859  4,074,187 KM#4.2; narrow rim
1860  3,070,000 KM#4.2; narrow rim; normal 0
1860  KM#4.2; narrow rim; large 0
1860  KM#4.2; narrow rim; small 0
1861  2,923,603 KM#4.2; narrow rim; signature with point
1861  KM#4.4; narrow rim; signature without point
1862  6,589,058 KM#4.2; narrow rim; large date
1862  KM#4.2; narrow rim; small date
1863  18,621,228 KM#4.2; narrow rim; overdate variety exists
1864  16,839,612 KM#4.2; narrow rim; overdate variety exists
1865  2,447,297 KM#4.2; narrow rim

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