1 Franc - Léopold II French text

Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold II (1865-1909)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1866-1886
Value 1 Franc (1 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 07-30-1932
Number N# 282
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 28,
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-86
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 a motto in French and the designer's name below

Lettering:
LEOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES
L WIENER

Translation:
Leopold 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 dividing the value with the in French above, date below

Lettering:
L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE
1 F
1867

Translation:
Unity Makes Strength
1 Franc
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

Reeded

1 Franc - Léopold II (French text) -  obverse

© Walter_Scott

Mint

Royal Belgian Mint, Brussels, Belgium

Comments

The coins with signatures without dots, mentioned by Krause, Morin and Aernout, are probably die pollution and not real varieties.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1866  3 041 000 2.47 3.06 5.87 16 31% KM#28.1; L.WIENER
1867  6 652 000 3.52 3.52 4.70 5.87 117 61% KM#28.1; L.WIENER
1868  675 000 1.5% KM#28.1; L.WIENER
1869  1 393 608 4.70 8.22 15% KM#28.1; L.WIENER
1881  119 484 3% KM#28.1; L.WIENER
1881  0.5% Overdate 1881/61
1886  1 250 000 4.70 5.87 5.87 25% KM#28.1; L.WIENER
1886  4.50 8.80 6% KM#28.2; L WIENER
1886  3% Overdate 1886/66

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