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25 Centimes - Albert I French text

25 Centimes - Albert I (French text) -  obverse 25 Centimes - Albert I (French text) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1913-1929
Value 25 Centimes (0.25 BEF)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.78 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-30-1967
References KM# 68, LA# BFM-56
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

The royal monogram of King Albert I is surrounded with lettering in French. Date below.

Lettering:
ROYAUME DE BELGIQUE **
1928

Translation:
KINGDOM OF BELGIUM **
1928

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

The center hole is flanked by an olive sprig and value. Designer below.

Lettering:
25
CES
A.MICHAUX

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.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

The coins mentioned below with a single line below ES are not mentioned in Morin.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1913  2,010,554 2.25 1.68 KM#68.1; Double line below ES
1920  2,844,000 0.84 1.10 KM#68.1; Double line below ES
1921  7,464,000 0.67 0.56 KM#68.1; Double line below ES
1922  7,600,000 0.79 1.07 1.68 KM#68.1; Double line below ES
1923  11,356,000 0.10 0.29 0.56 0.90 KM#68.1; Double line below ES
1926  1,300,000 2.25 1.83 KM#68.1; Double line below ES; Overdate variety 1926/23 exists
1927  8,800,000 0.70 0.56 KM#68.1; Double line below ES; Overdate variety 1927/23 exists
1928  4,351,000 1.03 1.08 0.90 KM#68.1; Double line below ES
1929  9,600,000 0.62 0.84 KM#68.1; Double line below ES

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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