2 Centimes - Albert I Dutch text

2 Centimes - Albert I (Dutch text) -  obverse2 Centimes - Albert I (Dutch text) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Albert I (1909-1934)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1910-1919
Value 2 Centiemen (0.02 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21.5 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 7 May 1953
Number N# 496
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 65,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 24,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
LA# BFM-13
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

The royal monogram is surrounded with legend in Dutch. Date below.

Lettering:
ALBERT KONING DER BELGEN
• 1911 •

Translation:
ALBERT KING OF THE BELGIANS *
・1911・

Engraver: Alphonse Michaux

Alphonse Michaux (1860–1928) was a Belgian coin engraver and medallist, appointed chief engraver of the Brussels Mint (La Monnaie de Bruxelles) in 1895, and best known for engraving dies for a series of Belgian coins with a distinctive hole in the center. Michaux also engraved coins for Luxembourg, Persia, Romania, and Colombia.

Reverse

A lion, symbol of Belgium, with a paw over the Belgian Constitution dating 1831. Around is the Belgian motto in Dutch. Value and designer below.

Lettering:
EENDRACHT MAAKT MACHT
BELGISCH GRONDWET 1831 *
2 CENTn .
BRAEMT.F

Translation:
UNITY MAKES STRENGTH
BELGIAN CONSTITUTION 1831*
2 CENTIMES
BRAEMT (F = Fecit = Made by)

Engraver: Joseph-Pierre Braemt

Edge

Reeded

2 Centimes - Albert I (Dutch text) -  obverse

Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

Comments

The difference between the large or wide and small or narrow dates of 1911 (source: www.cbnu.be):

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1910  1 248 248 $ 1.13 $ 0.56 $ 3.28 24%
1911  6 441 007 $ 0.28 $ 0.56 $ 0.90 $ 1.11 58% Large date figures
1911  $ 0.68 10% Small date figures
1912  1 601 341 $ 1.69 $ 1.13 $ 4.66 27%
1919  4 997 921 $ 0.23 $ 0.90 $ 1.24 $ 2.32 36%

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