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25 Centimes - Albert I Dutch text

25 Centimes - Albert I (Dutch text) -  obverse25 Centimes - Albert I (Dutch text) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Albert I (1909-1934)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1910-1929
Value 25 Centimes (0.25 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.73 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-30-1967
References KM# 69,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
LA# BFM-55
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

The royal monogram of King Albert I is surrounded with lettering in Dutch. Date below.

Lettering:
KONINKRIJK BELGIË **
1921

Translation:
KINGDOM OF BELGIUM **
1921

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
CEN
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

The 1911 coin (struck at a later date) is not mentioned by Morin, just by Krause.

The 1929 has a variety with a wider date and a higher 9

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1910  2,006,473 1.10 1.10
1911  Minted at a later date
1913  2,010,342 0.87 1.10 5.51
1921  11,181,208 0.55 0.55 1.90
1922  14,200,000 0.57 0.57 Overdate variety 1922/1 exists
1926  6,400,000 0.55 0.53 0.53 Overdate variety 1926/3 exists
1927  3,799,000 0.63 0.63 Overdate variety 1927/3 exists
1928  9,200,000 0.55 0.55 1.05
1929  8,980,000 0.42 0.42 0.73

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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