5 Centimes - Albert I Dutch text

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

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Albert I (1909-1934)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1910-1931
Value 5 Centimes (0.05 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel (75% Copper, 25% Nickel)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.21 mm
Shape Round with a round hole (Centre hole 3.5 mm)
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 29 December 1955
Number
N#
295
References KM# 67,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
LA# BFM-23,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 25
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
KONINKRIJK BELGIË ★★
1927

Translation: Kingdom Belgium

Engraver: Alphonse Michaux Read more on Wikipedia

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.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
5
CEN
A. MICHAUX

Unabridged legend: Centiemen

Engraver: Alphonse Michaux Read more on Wikipedia

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

Plain

5 Centimes - Albert I (Dutch text) -  obverse

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Mint

Royal Mint of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium (983-2017)

Comments

1910: IJ of KONINKRIJK without and with points


Type with a large number of over-strikes, especially for 1921, 1922, 1923 and 1924. Overdates (apart from some specific ones) are sometimes more common than "normal" strikes.
Weak strikes are common for this type.

Overdate 1920/10


Overdate 1921/11


Overdate 1922/12


Overdate 1923/13


Overdate 1924/14


Overdate 1925/15


Overdate 1925/23

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1910  8 032 999 $ 0.14 $ 0.48 $ 0.54 $ 1.40 28% Morin 354; KONINKRIJK without dots
1910  $ 0.62 $ 0.62 $ 0.62 6% Morin 354a; KONINKRijK with dots
1914  6 039 940 $ 0.27 $ 0.51 $ 1.10 24% Morin 357
1920  10 030 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.57 31% Morin 359
1920  0.8% Morin 359a; Overdate 1920/10
1921  4 200 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.54 $ 2.20 18% Morin 360
1921  0.6% Morin 360a; Overdate 1921/11
1922  13 180 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.33 $ 0.43 $ 0.44 $ 1.10 36% Morin 362
1922  0.05% Morin 362a; Overdate 1922/20
1922  0.8% Morin 362b; Overdate 1922/12
1923  3 530 000 $ 0.54 $ 0.81 $ 1.60 16% Morin 364
1923  0.6% Morin 364a; Overdate 1923/13
1924  5 260 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.54 $ 1.20 $ 3.20 19% Morin 365
1924  0.5% Morin 365a; Overdate 1924/14
1924  0.2% Morin 365b; Overdate 1924/11
1925  13 000 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.48 $ 1.10 29% Morin 367
1925  $ 0.38 $ 0.55 3% Morin 367a; Overdate 1925/15
1925  $ 0.60 $ 0.60 6% Morin 367b; Overdate 1925/13
1925  0.2% Morin 367c; Overdate 1925/23
1927  6 938 000 $ 0.43 $ 0.43 $ 0.54 24% Morin 370
1928  6 252 000 $ 0.43 $ 0.54 $ 2.20 20% Morin 372
1928  0.3% Morin 372a; Overdate 1928/23
1930  4% Morin 373
1931  $ 0.65 $ 1.10 4% Morin 374

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