2 Centimes - Léopold I

2 Centimes - Léopold I -  obverse2 Centimes - Léopold I -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Leopold I (1831-1865)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1833-1865
Value 2 Centimes (0.02 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper
Weight 4 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 4,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
LA# BFM-8,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.
LA# BFM-9,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.
Mor# 88 - 113
Peter Eyckmans, Frans Morin; 2019. Catalogue officiel des monnaies belges de 1832 jusqu'à présent. Antwerpen Eyckmans, Antwerp, Belgium.

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
1865

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

Mint

Bruxelles, Belgium

Comments

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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1833  16,747,919 1.11 1.05 6.09 2.43 11% KM#4.1; wide rim
1833  0.6% KM#4.3; medal alignment
1834  0.4% Base of T in 'CENT' only to the left
1834  3,267,853 1.7% KM#4.1; wide rim; signature with point
1834  0.2% KM#4.3; medal alignment
1834  1.2% KM#4.4; wide rim; signature without point
1835  2% Base of T in 'CENT' only to the left; Struck on Dutch 1/2 cent
1835  6.45 7.30 9% KM#4.1; wide rim; signature with point
1835  0.5% KM#4.1; wide rim; Struck on Dutch 1/2 cent
1835  0.6% Narrow rim; Signature with point; Struck on Dutch 1/2 cent
1835  2.61 7.25 1.9% Narrow rim; signature without point
1835  0.2% Narrow rim; Signature without point; Struck on Dutch 1/2 cent
1835  26,774,007 4.02 6% Wide rim; signature without point
1836  0.67 3% Base of T in 'CENT' only to the left; Struck on Dutch 1/2 cent
1836  5.09 9% KM#4.2; narrow rims; signature with point; overdate variety exists
1836  0.4% Medal Alignment
1836  0.3% Narrow rim; signature with point; Struck on Dutch 1/2 cent
1836  27,083,650 1.11 2.67 2.65 6% Narrow rim; Signature without point; overdate variety exists
1836  0.5% Narrow rim; signature without point; Struck on Dutch 1/2 cent
1837  0.8% KM#4.2; narrow rim; trial strike; rare
1838  0.5% KM#4.2; narrow rim; trial strike
1841  2,226,437 1.9% KM#4.2; narrow rim
1842  2,822,614 3% KM#4.2; narrow rim
1844  3% KM#4.2; narrow rim; signature with point
1844  1,801,739 1.4% KM#4.4; narrow rim; signature without point
1845  8,324,003 1.10 8.52 6% KM#4.2; narrow rim; signature with point; large date
1845  1.0% KM#4.2; narrow rim; signature with point; small date
1845  0.3% KM#4.4; narrow rim; signature without point; large date
1845  0.7% KM#4.4; narrow rim; signature without point; small date
1846  8,007,999 2.43 3.33 8% KM#4.2; narrow rim
1847  3,431,601 3.24 3% KM#4.2; narrow rim
1848  419,939 14.60 1.1% KM#4.2; narrow rim; rare
1849  3,690,261 6.09 4% KM#4.2; narrow rim
1850  403,578 0.7% KM#4.2; narrow rim; rare
1851  2,407,000 3% KM#4.2; narrow rim; signature with point
1851  0.5% KM#4.4; narrow rim; signature without point
1852  731,092 1.6% KM#4.2; narrow rim; large date
1852  0.5% KM#4.2; narrow rim; small date
1853  465,830 0.9% KM#4.2; narrow rim; rare
1855  171,199 1.1% KM#4.2; narrow rim; very rare
1856  6,255,114 1.83 11.05 9% KM#4.2; narrow rim; large date
1856  2% KM#4.2; narrow rim; small date
1857  4,611,947 0.61 3.31 9% KM#4.2; narrow rim; with signature
1857  1.0% KM#4.2; narrow rim; without signature
1858  3,177,248 9.74 9% KM#4.2; narrow rim; overdate varieties exist
1859  4,074,187 3.31 5.21 10% KM#4.2; narrow rim
1860  1.1% KM#4.2; narrow rim; large 0
1860  3,070,000 3% KM#4.2; narrow rim; normal 0
1860  0.5% KM#4.2; narrow rim; small 0
1861  2,923,603 4.02 6.09 8% KM#4.2; narrow rim; signature with point
1861  1.2% KM#4.4; narrow rim; signature without point
1862  6,589,058 0.58 6.04 5.35 15% KM#4.2; narrow rim; large date
1862  3% KM#4.2; narrow rim; small date
1863  18,621,228 0.83 0.61 1.22 2.32 32% KM#4.2; narrow rim; overdate variety exists
1864  16,839,612 0.51 1.22 1.22 2.43 2.88 30% KM#4.2; narrow rim; overdate variety exists
1865  2,447,297 0.55 3.65 2.15 15% KM#4.2; narrow rim

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