10 Centimes - Léopold II Dutch text - Large date

10 Centimes - Léopold II (Dutch text - Large date) -  obverse10 Centimes - Léopold II (Dutch text - Large date) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Leopold II (1865-1909)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1903-1906
Value 10 Centimes (0.1 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.31 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 289
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 53,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 12,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
LA# BFM-36
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

The royal monogram of King Leopold II is surrounded with lettering in Dutch and the date below.

Lettering:
KONINKRIJK BELGIË **
• 1904 •

Translation:
KINGDOM OF BELGIUM **
• 1904 •

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 to the left and the value to the right.

Lettering:
10
CEN
A.MICHAUX

Translation:
10
CEN[TIMES]
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

Comments

In 1903, coins were minted for both this type and KM# 49. They can be distinguished by the size of the digits in the date. This is the "large date" type, and the hole inside the '0' will be longer and more perfectly oval compared to the more squared-off shape in KM# 49.

Schön catalog does not separate them and Schön# 12 consists of both KM# 49 and KM# 53.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1903  5 658 303 1.08 2.78 11% Mintage includes KM# 49
1904  16 833 912 0.47 0.49 0.65 1.02 67%
1904  0.5% Medal alignment
1905  13 758 239 0.36 0.36 0.59 1.19 55% Overdate varieties 1905/03 and 1905/04 exist
1906  2 016 857 1.08 0.95 2.37 11% Point above center of 6; overdate variety 1906/05
1906  0.59 1.19 3% Point above right side of 6; overdate variety 1906/05
1906  1.19 3% Without point

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