10 Centimes - Albert I French text

10 Centimes - Albert I (French text) -  obverse10 Centimes - Albert I (French text) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Albert I (1909-1934)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1911-1929
Value 10 Centimes (0.1 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.42 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 12-29-1955
References KM# 85,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
LA# BFM-38
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.

Obverse

The royal monogram of King Albert I surrounded with lettering in French above and the date below

Lettering:
ROYAUME DE BELGIQUE *
1923

Translation:
KINGDOM OF BELGIUM *
1923

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

An olive sprig flanks the center hole to the left with the denomination to the right and the designer's name on the bottom rim

Lettering:
10
CES
A.MICHAUX

Translation:
10
Centimes
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
1911  1.0% KM# 85.1; Minted on a later date
1920  6,520,000 0.26 0.56 0.81 24% KM# 85.1; Double line below ES
1920  0.36 0.61 0.73 9% KM# 85.2; One full line and one partial line below ES
1921  7,215,000 0.22 0.45 0.61 1.60 29% KM# 85.1; Double line below ES
1921  0.85 2.0% KM# 85.2; One full line and one partial line below ES
1923  20,625,000 0.18 0.27 0.42 1.09 52% KM# 85.1
1926  6,916,000 0.16 0.40 0.52 1.04 27% KM# 85.1; Overdate varieties 1926/23 and 1926/25 exist
1927  8,125,000 0.30 0.61 0.68 28% KM# 85.1
1928  6,895,000 0.36 0.73 0.73 25% KM# 85.1; Overdate varieties 1928/23 and 1928/25 exist
1929  12,260,000 0.34 0.41 0.73 28% KM# 85.1

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