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5 Centimes - Léopold I

5 Centimes - Léopold I -  obverse 5 Centimes - Léopold I -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Common coin
Years 1861-1864
Value 5 Centimes (0.05 BEF)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 3 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.29 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 21, LA# BFM-15
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

Heraldic lion, symbol of Belgium. Around is the Belgian motto.

Lettering:
L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE
BRAEMT
* 1863 *

Translation:
UNITY MAKES STRENGTH
BRAEMT
* 1863 *

Engraver: Joseph-Pierre Braemt

Reverse

Facial value and the lettering

Lettering:
LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES
5
CENTIMES
*

Translation:
LEOPOLD FIRST KING OF THE BELGIANS
5
CENTIMES
*

Engraver: Joseph-Pierre Braemt

Edge

Security edge

5 Centimes - Léopold I

© Cyrillius

Comments

A lot of varieties in place and size of the numbers of the year exist

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1861  8,259,264 Vertical line of "5" points between "E" and "R" of "PREMIER"
1861  Vertical line of "5" points to "R" of "PREMIER"
1862  14,149,380 Overdate variety 1862/61 exists
1863  16,055,072 Overdate variety 1863/62 exists
1864  2,512,574

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