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1 Franc - Léopold II Independence

1 Franc - Léopold II (Independence) -  obverse 1 Franc - Léopold II (Independence) -  reverse

Features

Country Belgium
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1880
Value 1 Franc (1 BEF)
Metal Silver (.835)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 30-07-1932
References KM# 38, Mor# 191, LA# BFM-87
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Monnaies Belges
by Frans Morin
(Peter Eyckmans)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

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.

Lettering:
LEOPOLD I * LEOPOLD II
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. Legend in French above, dates below.

Lettering:
ROYAUME DE BELGIQUE
1 F
1830 1880

Translation:
KINGDOM OF BELGIUM
1 F
1830 1880

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

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1880  545,222 11.56 23.82

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