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5 Centimes - Léopold I

5 Centimes - Léopold I -  obverse5 Centimes - Léopold I -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Leopold I (1831-1865)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1861-1864
Value 5 Centimes (0.05 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 3 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.29 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 21,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
LA# BFM-15
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

Face 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 -  obverse

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Comments

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1861  8,259,264 0.45 1.01 3.88 35% Vertical line of "5" points between "E" and "R" of "PREMIER"
1861  3% Vertical line of "5" points to "R" of "PREMIER"
1862  14,149,380 0.73 0.59 0.59 2.51 62% Overdate variety 1862/61 exists
1863  16,055,072 1.15 2.05 6.49 33% Overdate variety 1863/62 exists
1864  2,512,574 5%

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