5 Centimes - Albert I French text

5 Centimes - Albert I (French text) -  obverse5 Centimes - Albert I (French text) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Albert I (1909-1934)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1910-1932
Value 5 Centimes (0.05 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.21 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 12-29-1955
Number N# 290
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 66,
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# 36,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
LA# BFM-22
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

The royal monogram of King Albert I is surrounded with legend in French. Date below.

Lettering:
ROYAUME DE BELGIQUE **
1928

Translation:
KINGDOM OF BELGIUM **
1928

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.

Lettering:
5
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

5 Centimes - Albert I (French text) -  obverse

Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

Comments

How the overdate (overstrike) can look
25/26:




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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1910  8 011 286 $ 0.26 $ 0.13 $ 0.37 $ 0.58 $ 0.68 30%
1913  5 005 423 $ 0.58 $ 0.58 $ 1.17 20% Overdate variety 1913/10 exists
1914  1 004 034 $ 2.33 $ 3.21 $ 1.17 8%
1920  10 040 000 $ 0.62 $ 0.41 $ 0.50 $ 1.19 30% Overdate variety 1920/10 exists
1922  12 640 000 $ 0.48 $ 0.58 $ 0.69 34% Overdate varieties 1922/20 and 1922/21 exist
1923  9 000 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.35 $ 0.47 $ 1.15 27% Overdate variety 1923/13 exists
1925  15 860 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.52 $ 1.17 37% Overdate varieties 1925/13 and 1925/23 exist
1926  7 000 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.43 $ 0.57 $ 2.33 22% Overdate variety 1926/25 exists
1927  2 000 000 $ 0.58 $ 1.17 $ 0.56 10%
1927  0.5% Mule: Dutch obverse (5 cen) and French reverse; see comments
1928  12 506 500 $ 0.35 $ 0.52 $ 0.52 31%
1932  $ 0.03 3% Without star

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