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20 Centimes - Léopold I

20 Centimes - Léopold I -  obverse 20 Centimes - Léopold I -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1860-1861
Value 20 Centimes (0.20 BEF)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 7 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.87 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 20, LA# BFM-47
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

The head of Leopold I, looking right and within circle, is surrounded with the legend in French. Date below between two 5-pointed stars. Designer below head.

Lettering:
LEOPOLD I ROI DES BELGES
* 1861 *
BRAEMT

Translation:
LEOPOLD I KING OF THE BELGIANS
* 1861 *
BRAEMT

Engraver: Joseph-Pierre Braemt

Reverse

An heraldic lion rampant to the left in circle is surrounded with the the motto. Value below between two 5-pointed stars.

Lettering:
L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE
* 20 Cs. *

Translation:
UNITY MAKES STRENGTH
* 20 Cs. *

Engraver: Joseph-Pierre Braemt

Edge

Security edge

20 Centimes - Léopold I

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Comments

The mintage of the 1860 coins is included with the 1861 coins.
In 1902 a big portion of the coins (240,000) were taken out of circulation.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1860  LEOPOLD I
1860  LEOPOLD I.
1861  1,803,670 3.86 5.51 7.27 Minted in 1862

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