5 Centimes - Léopold III BELGIE-BELGIQUE

5 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) - obverse5 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1941-1942
Value 5 Centimes (0.05 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Zinc
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.45 mm
Shape Round with a round hole (Center hole 2.5 mm)
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 January 1957
Number
N#
3127
References KM# 124,
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-30,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 85
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Monogram of Léopold III, date below.

Script: Latin

Lettering: 1942

Engraver: Oscar Jespers

Reverse

Coats of arms of Ghent (left), Liège (middle) and Arlons (right) surrounded by bilingual legends. Value and designer below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BELGIE-BELGIQUE
L G
5 c
O.J.

Translation: Belgium

Engraver: Oscar Jespers

Edge

Plain

5 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

The material used is actually a zinc-alloy, a spelter. The term in Dutch is 'handelszink', literally translated as 'trade zinc'.

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1941  4 000 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.53 $ 1.10 $ 1.60 37% Morin 498
1942  18 430 000 $ 0.29 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 $ 1.10 83% Morin 499

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