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20 Centimes - Léopold I

20 Centimes - Léopold I -  obverse20 Centimes - Léopold I -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Leopold I (1831-1865)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1860-1861
Value 20 Centimes (0.20 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 7 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.87 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 20,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
LA# BFM-47
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.

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 -  obverse

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Mint

Brussels, Belgium

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1860  8% LEOPOLD I
1860  4% LEOPOLD I.
1861  1,803,670 5.20 5.98 5.98 95% Minted in 1862

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