5 Francs - Léopold III French text

5 Francs - Léopold III (French text) -  obverse5 Francs - Léopold III (French text) -  reverse

Reverse © Tarnished but in great condition

Features

Country Belgium
King Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1941-1947
Value 5 Francs (5 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Zinc
Weight 6 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-18-1951
References KM# 129,
  • 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.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
LA# BFM-135,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.
Schön# 94
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Head of Leopold III facing right, legend in French surrounding. Designer below.

Lettering:
·LEOPOLD·III· ·ROI·DES·BELGES.
RAU

Translation:
·LEOPOLD·III· ·KING·OF THE·BELGIANS
RAU

Engraver: Marcel Rau

Marcel Rau (20 March 1886, Brussels - 29 June 1966, Brussels) was a Belgian sculptor and medalist. He studied sculpture with Paul Dubois (1829-1905) at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. Marcel Rau notably executed war memorials erected in seven Belgian cities.

Reverse

Crowned value at centre, flanked by monograms of King Leopold III. Date below.

Lettering:
5 FR
1945

Engraver: Marcel Rau

Marcel Rau (20 March 1886, Brussels - 29 June 1966, Brussels) was a Belgian sculptor and medalist. He studied sculpture with Paul Dubois (1829-1905) at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. Marcel Rau notably executed war memorials erected in seven Belgian cities.

Edge

Reeded

5 Francs - Léopold III (French text) -  obverse

Mint

Bruxelles, Belgium

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1941  15,200,000 0.47 1.22 2.43 1.10 54% KM#129.1
1943  16,236,000 1.78 0.84 2.43 1.38 49% KM#129.1
1943  2% KM#129.2; Medal alignment
1944  1,868,000 5.80 24.35 9% KM#129.1
1945  3,200,000 2.29 4.87 22% KM#129.1
1946  8,452,000 1.61 3.65 10% KM#129.1
1947  3,100,000 2% KM#129.1

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