5 Francs - Leopold III French text

5 Francs - Leopold III (French text) -  obverse5 Francs - Leopold 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
Number N# 3680
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 129,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
LA# BFM-135,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 94
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Head of Leopold III facing right, legend in French surrounding. Designer's name 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
L III L III
1943

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 - Leopold 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 1.19 2.39 1.07 1.02 53% KM#129.1
1943  16 236 000 1.74 0.82 2.39 1.19 49% KM#129.1
1943  2% KM#129.2; Medal alignment
1944  1 868 000 7.17 20.85 9% KM#129.1
1945  3 200 000 2.25 4.78 4.78 21% KM#129.1
1946  8 452 000 0.60 3.58 2.35 10% KM#129.1
1947  3 100 000 2% KM#129.1

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