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25 Centimes - Léopold II French text

25 Centimes - Léopold II (French text) -  obverse 25 Centimes - Léopold II (French text) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1908-1909
Value 25 Centimes (0.25 BEF)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 62, LA# BFM-53, Schön# 19
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

The royal monogram of King Leopold II is surrounded with lettering in French. Date below.

Lettering:
ROYAUME DE BELGIQUE *
• 1908 •

Translation:
KINGDOM OF BELGIUM *
• 1908 •

Engraver: Alphonse Michaux

Alphonse Michaux (1860–1928) was a Belgian coin engraver and medallist, appointed chief engraver of the Brussels Mint (La Monnaie de Bruxelles) in 1895, and best known for engraving dies for a series of Belgian coins with a distinctive hole in the center. Michaux also engraved coins for Luxembourg, Persia, Romania, and Colombia.

Reverse

The center hole is flanked by an olive sprig and value. Designer below.

Lettering:
25
CES
A.MICHAUX

Engraver: Alphonse Michaux

Alphonse Michaux (1860–1928) was a Belgian coin engraver and medallist, appointed chief engraver of the Brussels Mint (La Monnaie de Bruxelles) in 1895, and best known for engraving dies for a series of Belgian coins with a distinctive hole in the center. Michaux also engraved coins for Luxembourg, Persia, Romania, and Colombia.

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1908  4,006,878 1.47 2.22 1.04
1909  1,998,086 3.88 3.32 Overdate variety 1909/08 exists

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