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1 Franc - Albert I French text

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

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Features

Country 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
References KM# 72,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
LA# BFM-91
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.

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

Brussels, Belgium
Birmingham, England (1850-date)

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1910  2,190,000 4.47 4.47 8.44 27% KM#72.1; Coin alignment
1911  2,810,000 2.68 3.26 4.30 4.30 34% KM#72.1; Coin alignment
1912  3,250,000 3.38 3.38 3.97 44% KM#72.1; Coin alignment
1913  3,000,000 3.43 3.43 5.36 36% KM#72.1; Coin alignment
1914  11,221,581 3.38 3.66 4.41 25% KM#72.1; Coin alignment
1914  0.4% 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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