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1 Franc - Léopold II French text

Features

Country Belgium
Type Common coin
Years 1866-1886
Value 1 Franc (1 BEF)
Metal Silver (.835)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 30-07-1932
References KM# 28, LA# BFM-86
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

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 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
1 F
1867

Translation:
UNITY MAKES STRENGTH
1 F
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

Comments

The French 1886 coin without period in signature (KM# 28.2) is not listed by Morin, just by Krause.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1866  3,041,000 KM#28.1; L.WIENER
1867  6,652,000 4.84 KM#28.1; L.WIENER
1868  675,000 KM#28.1; L.WIENER
1869  1,393,608 KM#28.1; L.WIENER
1881  119,484 KM#28.1; L.WIENER
1881  Overdate 1881/61
1886  1,250,000 KM#28.1; L.WIENER
1886  KM#28.2; L WIENER
1886  Overdate 1886/66

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