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2 Centimes - Albert I Dutch text

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

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1910-1919
Value 2 Centiemen (0.02 BEF)
Composition Copper
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21.5 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 05-07-1953
References KM# 65, Schön# 24, LA# BFM-13
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

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

Comments

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1910  1,248,248 1.66 0.55 2.50
1911  6,441,007 0.61 0.74 1.00 Large date figures
1911  Small date figures
1912  1,601,341 2.21 1.11 4.08
1919  4,997,921 0.22 0.85 1.22

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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