25 Centimes - Léopold II French text

25 Centimes - Léopold II (French text) -  obverse25 Centimes - Léopold II (French text) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Leopold II (1865-1909)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1908-1909
Value 25 Centimes (0.25 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 288
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 62,
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-53,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 19
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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

Mint

Bruxelles, Belgium

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1908  4 006 878 0.59 0.55 2.37 5.94 29.69 78%
1909  1 998 086 3.24 3.56 16.30 42% Overdate variety 1909/08 exists

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