2 Francs - Léopold II French legend

Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold II (1865-1909)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1866-1868
Value 2 Francs (2 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 10 g
Diameter 27 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1932
Number N# 277
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 30,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
LA# BFM-109,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
LA# BFM-110,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
LA# BFM-111,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
LA# BFM-112
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of Leopold II of Belgium surrounded by the motto in French. Designer below.

Lettering:
LEOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES
L WIENER

Translation:
Leopold II King of the Belgians
L Wiener

Engraver: Leopold Wiener

Léopold Wiener, born on 2 July 1823 in Venlo and died on 11 February 1891 in Brussels, was a Belgian sculptor, engraver and medalist.

Reverse

The Belgian coat of arms divides the value. Motto in French above, date below.

Lettering:
L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE
2 F
18 67

Translation:
Unity Makes Strength
2 Francs
1867

Engraver: Leopold Wiener

Léopold Wiener, born on 2 July 1823 in Venlo and died on 11 February 1891 in Brussels, was a Belgian sculptor, engraver and medalist.

Edge

Milled

Mint

Bruxelles, Belgium

Comments

LA#BFM-109 to 112 = 4 differents models

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1866  1 942 000 5.29 7.06 12 35% KM#30.1
1866  6% KM#30.2; Without cross on crown
1867  3 789 000 5.13 6.36 7.06 8.04 69% KM#30.1
1867  7% KM#30.2; Without cross on crown
1868  2 164 230 5.30 5.00 13 18% KM#30.1
1868  1.2% KM#30.2; Without cross on crown

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