50 Centimes - Léopold II French text

50 Centimes - Léopold II (French text) -  obverse50 Centimes - Léopold II (French text) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Leopold II (1865-1909)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1866-1899
Value 50 Centimes (0.50 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.05 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1932
Number N# 284
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 26,
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-66
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 is surrounded with the legend 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 Belgium coat of arms divides face value. Date below, motto in French above.

Lettering:
L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE
50 Cs
1886

Translation:
UNITY MAKES STRENGTH
50 Cs
1886

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

Mint

Bruxelles, Belgium

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1866  6 806 000 1.19 2.25 5.93 9.13 152.63 40%
1867  1 014 000 17.80 10%
1868  1 075 864 3%
1881  200 000 3%
1881  0.7% Overdate 1881/61
1881  0.4% Overdate 1881/66
1886  1 250 000 3.25 4.75 9.49 28%
1886  2% Overdate 1886/61
1886  4% Overdate 1886/66
1898  499 000 4.75 11.88 26%
1899  500 000 2.69 4.15 14.24 25%

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