1 Franc - Albert I French text

1 Franc - Albert I (French text) -  obverse1 Franc - Albert I (French text) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Albert I (1909-1934)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1910-1918
Value 1 Franc (1 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 07-30-1932
Number N# 490
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 72,
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-91,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 40
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of the King Albert I is surrounded with the legend in French. Designer below.

Lettering:
·ALBERT·ROI· ·DES·BELGES·
G.DEVREESE.

Translation:
ALBERT KING OF THE BELGIANS
G.DEVREESE.

Engraver: Godefroid Devreese

Reverse

The face value and date are surrounded with an olive branch and oak branch and the motto in French.

Lettering:
1
FRANC
1910
·L'UNION·FAIT·LA·FORCE·

Translation:
1
Franc
1910
Unity Makes Strength

Edge

Reeded

Mints

Birmingham, England (1850-date)
Bruxelles, Belgium

Comments

1914: Of these coins 5 million were minted in Birmingham in 1917 using the die of 1914. No distinction can be made.
1917 and 1918: mintages are only reported by Krause, not by Morin. The mintages differ quite a lot between the two catalogues.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1910  2 190 000 $ 4.69 $ 4.59 $ 4.69 27% KM#72.1; Coin alignment
1911  2 810 000 $ 2.46 $ 3.52 $ 4.69 $ 4.10 34% KM#72.1; Coin alignment
1912  3 250 000 $ 3.52 $ 3.52 $ 4.69 $ 5.17 43% KM#72.1; Coin alignment
1913  3 000 000 $ 3.52 $ 3.52 $ 5.29 37% KM#72.1; Coin alignment
1914  11 221 581 $ 4.83 $ 4.10 $ 4.56 25% KM#72.1; Coin alignment
1914  0.5% KM#72.2; Medal alignment
1917  8 540 000 0.7% KM#72.1; Coin alignment; Minted in Birmingham; Rare
1918  1 469 000 0.7% KM#72.1; Coin alignment; Minted in Birmingham; Rare

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