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1 Franc - Albert I French text

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

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1910-1918
Value 1 Franc (1 BEF)
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, LA# BFM-91
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

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 facial 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

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 catalogs.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1910  2,190,000 5.55 4.35 KM#72.1; Coin alignment
1911  2,810,000 2.64 2.83 4.44 3.88 KM#72.1; Coin alignment
1912  3,250,000 2.77 3.33 3.33 KM#72.1; Coin alignment
1913  3,000,000 3.33 3.33 5.55 KM#72.1; Coin alignment
1914  11,221,581 3.33 3.33 3.88 KM#72.1; Coin alignment
1914  KM#72.2; Medal alignment
1917  8,540,000 KM#72.1; Coin alignment; Minted in Birmingham; Rare
1918  1,469,000 KM#72.1; Coin alignment; Minted in Birmingham; Rare

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