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10 Centimes - Albert I French text

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

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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 hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 12-29-1955
References KM# 85,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
LA# BFM-38
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

The royal monogram of King Albert I is surrounded with lettering in French. 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

The center hole is flanked by an olive sprig and value. Designer below.

Lettering:
10
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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1911  KM# 85.1; Minted on a later date
1920  6,520,000 0.50 0.74 KM# 85.1; Double line below ES
1920  0.55 0.61 KM# 85.2; Single line below ES
1921  7,215,000 0.25 0.55 0.55 0.59 KM# 85.1; Double line below ES
1921  KM# 85.2; Single line below ES
1923  20,625,000 0.24 0.24 0.49 0.98 KM# 85.1
1926  6,916,000 0.33 0.33 0.96 KM# 85.1; Overdate varieties 1926/23 and 1926/25 exist
1927  8,125,000 0.40 0.57 0.68 KM# 85.1
1928  6,895,000 0.41 0.57 0.76 KM# 85.1; Overdate varieties 1928/23 and 1928/25 exist
1929  12,260,000 0.38 0.38 0.81 KM# 85.1

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