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5 Centimes - Albert I French text

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

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1910-1932
Value 5 Centimes (0.05 BEF)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.21 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 12-29-1955
References KM# 66, Schön# 36, LA# BFM-22
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

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

Comments

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1910  8,011,286 0.11 0.49 0.47 1.40
1913  5,005,423 0.56 0.36 1.12 Overdate variety 1913/10 exists
1914  1,004,034 2.81 3.23
1920  10,040,000 0.66 0.56 0.90 1.15 Overdate variety 1920/10 exists
1922  12,640,000 0.28 0.56 Overdate varieties 1922/20 and 1922/21 exist
1923  9,000,000 0.34 0.49 1.12 Overdate variety 1923/13 exists
1925  15,860,000 0.34 0.45 1.40 Overdate varieties 1925/13 and 1925/23 exist
1926  7,000,000 0.28 0.55 1.82 Overdate variety 1926/25 exists
1927  2,000,000 1.40 1.46 0.90
1927  Mule: Dutch obverse (5 cen) and French reverse
1928  12,506,500 0.56 0.39 1.68
1932  0.13 Without star

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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