1 Franc - Leopold II Independence

1 Franc - Leopold II (Independence) - obverse1 Franc - Leopold II (Independence) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold II (1865-1909)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1880
Value 1 Franc (1 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Silver (.835) (16.5% copper)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 30 July 1932
Number
N#
281
References KM# 38,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Mor# 191,
Peter Eyckmans, Frans Morin; 2019. Catalogue officiel des monnaies belges de 1832 jusqu'à présent. Antwerpen Eyckmans, Antwerp, Belgium.
LA# BFM-87
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Commemorative issue

Fifty Years of the Belgian Independence

Obverse

The profiles of Kings Leopold I and II with their names on both sides. 5-Pointed star above, designer below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LEOPOLD I * LEOPOLD II
L. WIENER

Engraver: Léopold Wiener

Reverse

The Belgian coat of arms divides the value. The collar of Order of Leopold has face-to-face monograms "LR" ("Leopoldus Rex" for King Leopold I). Legend in French above, dates below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ROYAUME DE BELGIQUE
1 F
1830 1880

Unabridged legend: 1 Franc

Translation: Kingdom of Belgium

Engraver: Léopold Wiener

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Royal Mint of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium (983-2017)

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Franc - Leopold II (Independence)
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 2517
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 UNC USD 73.52
(EUR 69.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232343
Lot 64161
Internet Archive
Oct 19, 2023 AU
(NGC AU58)
USD 45.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Franc - Leopold II (Independence)
Katz
Auction 96
Lot 310
Internet Archive
Sep 23, 2023 AU USD 20.24
(EUR 19.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Franc - Leopold II (Independence)
Katz
Auction 90
Lot 145
Internet Archive
Jul 18, 2023 XF USD 11.72
(EUR 11.00)
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Picture 1 of a sold 1 Franc - Leopold II (Independence)
Katz
Auction 63
Lot 650
Internet Archive
Jul 26, 2022 XF USD 15.98
(EUR 15.00)
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Picture 1 of a sold 1 Franc - Leopold II (Independence)
Schulman
Auction 329
Lot 978
Internet Archive
Apr 11, 2008 XF USD 63.93
(EUR 60.00)
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