2 Francs Allied Occupation Coinage

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

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Features

Country 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
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 133,
  • 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.
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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. ISBN 9789082449013.
Schön# 95
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
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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 0.11 0.55 0.91 1.21 1.61 3.18 5.51

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