1 Centime - Léopold I

Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold I (1831-1865)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1832-1863
Value 1 Centime (0.01 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper
Weight 2 g
Diameter 17 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1953
Number
N#
270
References KM# 1.1,
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# 1.2,
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# 1.3,
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# 1.4,
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-1,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
LA# BFM-2
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

The royal monogram is surrounded with the inscription. Date below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES
1845

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 *
1 CENT.
BRAEMT F.

Unabridged legend:
1 centime.
Braemt Fecit.

Translation:
Unity makes strength.
Belgian constitution 1831*.
Made by Braemt.

Engraver: Joseph-Pierre Braemt

Edge

Reeded

Mint

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

Comments

LA# 1 / KM# 1.1 = wide rim (1832-1835)
LA# 2 / KM# 1.2 = narrow rim (1835-1863)
KM# 1.3 = without dash below CENT
KM# 1.4 = without stop in signature

The coins struck on Dutch 1/2 cent have 16 mm diameter and weigh 1.8-1.9 gram.

• 1832 with dot after date is not reported by Krause or Morin.
• 1833 (without overdate) is not reported by Aernout.
• 1835 (wide rim) is not reported by Aernout.
• 1835/32 (narrow rim) is not reported by Morin.
• 1836 (without overdate) is not reported by Aernout.
• 1841 is not reported by Aernout.
• 1848/41 is not reported by Morin and Aernout.
• 1858 without dash underneath CENT is not reported by Morin.
• 1862 without dot in signature is not reported by Aernout.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1832  5% KM# 1.1; wide rim
1832  0.3% KM# 1.1; wide rim; dot after date
1833  0.6% KM# 1.1; struck on Dutch 1/2 cent planchet
1833  0.4% KM# 1.1; struck on Dutch 1/2 cent planchet and overdate 1833/32
1833  Photo 5 007 323 6% KM# 1.1; wide rim
1833  0.9% KM# 1.1; wide rim; Overdate 1833/32
1835  4 367 249 4% KM# 1.1; wide rim
1835  0.3% KM# 1.1; wide rim; Overdate 1835/32
1835  0.6% KM# 1.1; wide rim; Struck on Dutch 1/2 cent planchet
1835  0.4% KM# 1.2; narrow rim; Overdate 1835/32
1835  2% KM# 1.2; narrow rim
1836  4 255 720 4% KM# 1.2; narrow rim
1836  1.2% KM# 1.2; narrow rim; Overdate 1836/32
1836  0.4% KM# 1.2; narrow rim; Overdate 1836/32 struck on Dutch 1/2 cent planchet
1837  1.8% KM# 1.2; narrow rim; Trial strike
1838  2% KM# 1.2; narrow rim; Trial strike
1841  1.9% KM# 1.2; narrow rim
1844  1 821 947 4% KM# 1.2; narrow rim
1845  8 324 286 $ 5.30 $ 9.60 $ 11 16% KM# 1.2; narrow rim
1846  8 240 951 $ 5.30 $ 8.50 17% KM# 1.2; narrow rim
1846  0.4% KM# 1.2; narrow rim; Overdate 1846/41
1847  5 138 259 $ 7.70 8% KM# 1.2; narrow rim
1848  383 031 2% KM# 1.2; narrow rim
1848  0.6% KM# 1.2; narrow rim; Overdate 1848/41
1849  Photo 1 218 482 5% KM# 1.2; narrow rim
1850  2 308 509 $ 27 9% KM# 1.2; narrow rim
1855  Photo 1.3% KM# 1.2; narrow rim; Trial strike
1856  2 428 036 6% KM# 1.2; narrow rim
1857  Photo 948 175 3% KM# 1.2; narrow rim
1857  1.4% KM# 1.3; narrow rim; Without dash below CENT
1858  916 441 3% KM# 1.2; narrow rim
1858  1.2% KM# 1.3; narrow rim; Without dash below CENT
1859  Photo 982 251 4% KM# 1.2; narrow rim
1859  3% KM# 1.3; narrow rim; Without dash below CENT
1860  1 580 603 $ 16 8% KM# 1.2; narrow rim
1860  3% KM# 1.3; narrow rim; Without dash below CENT
1861  1 696 346 $ 3.90 11% KM# 1.2; narrow rim
1862  11 906 967 $ 1.00 $ 4.10 $ 16 39% KM# 1.2; narrow rim
1862  3% KM# 1.4; narrow rim; Without stop in signature
1863  4% KM# 1.2; narrow rim; Trial strike

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Centime - Léopold IPicture 1 of a sold 1 Centime - Léopold I
Heritage Auctions
2021 November 14 Selections from the Kansas Collection of European Coins Showcase Auction 61236
Lot 98031
Internet Archive
Nov 14, 2021 1833 – KM# 1.1; wide rim UNC
(PCGS MS63 Brown)
USD 432.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Centime - Léopold I
Schulman
Auction 329
Lot 962
Internet Archive
Apr 11, 2008 1833 – KM# 1.1; wide rim AU USD 111.92
(EUR 105.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Centime - Léopold I
Schulman
Auction 329
Lot 963
Internet Archive
Apr 11, 2008 1849 – KM# 1.2; narrow rim AU
(Superbe)
USD 138.57
(EUR 130.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Centime - Léopold I
Katz
Auction 63
Lot 611
Internet Archive
Jul 26, 2022 1849 – KM# 1.2; narrow rim XF USD 22.38
(EUR 21.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Centime - Léopold I
Schulman
Auction 327
Lot 528
Internet Archive
Apr 25, 2007 1849 – KM# 1.2; narrow rim VF
(Very fine+)
USD 63.96
(EUR 60.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Centime - Léopold I
Ibrahim's Collectibles
12th Online Auction
Lot 107
Internet Archive
Nov 25, 2023 1855 – KM# 1.2; narrow rim; Trial strike VF USD 596.93
(EUR 560.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Centime - Léopold IPicture 1 of a sold 1 Centime - Léopold IPicture 1 of a sold 1 Centime - Léopold IPicture 1 of a sold 1 Centime - Léopold I
Heritage Auctions
2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago 3073
Lot 32415
Internet Archive
Apr 29, 2019 1857 – KM# 1.2; narrow rim UNC
(PCGS MS64 Red and Brown)
USD 240.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Centime - Léopold I
Schulman
Auction 329
Lot 964
Internet Archive
Apr 11, 2008 1859 – KM# 1.2; narrow rim AU
(Superbe / FDC)
USD 170.55
(EUR 160.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
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