2 Francs Allied Occupation Coinage

2 Francs (Allied Occupation Coinage) -  obverse2 Francs (Allied Occupation Coinage) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1944
Value 2 Francs (2 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Zinc clad steel
Weight 2.75 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.25 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 3103
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 133,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Mor# 501,
Peter Eyckmans, Frans Morin; 2019. Catalogue officiel des monnaies belges de 1832 jusqu'à présent. Antwerpen Eyckmans, Antwerp, Belgium.
LA# BFM-121,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 95
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Sprays below bilingual legend with 5-pointed star at top

Lettering:
*
BELGIQUE
BELGIE

Translation:
Belgium
Belgium

Engraver: John R. Sinnock

John Ray Sinnock was the eighth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1925 to 1947.

Reverse

Underlined denomination flanked by sprays, date below.

Lettering:
2 FR
1944

Translation:
2 Francs
1944

Engraver: John R. Sinnock

John Ray Sinnock was the eighth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1925 to 1947.

Edge

Smooth

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

In 1944, blank planchets of the 1943 steel cent were used for minting the Belgium 1944 2 franc coin.
The coins were minted at the Philadelphia Mint for the liberation of Belgium.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1944  25 000 000 $ 0.24 $ 0.26 $ 0.81 $ 1.12 $ 1.49 $ 2.45 $ 3.70

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