25 Centimes - Albert I French text

25 Centimes - Albert I (French text) -  obverse25 Centimes - Albert I (French text) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Albert I (1909-1934)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1913-1929
Value 25 Centimes (0.25 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.78 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-30-1967
Number N# 499
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 68.1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
LA# BFM-55,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 38
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ROYAUME DE BELGIQUE **
1923

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

Mint

Bruxelles, Belgium

Comments

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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1913  2 010 554 $ 1.22 $ 1.41 $ 3.15 16% KM#68.1; Double line below ES
1920  2 844 000 $ 0.66 $ 1.17 $ 1.91 17% KM#68.1; Double line below ES
1921  7 464 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.59 $ 0.48 $ 0.93 33% KM#68.1; Double line below ES
1922  7 600 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.59 $ 1.00 $ 1.97 34% KM#68.1; Double line below ES
1923  11 356 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.32 $ 0.59 $ 0.94 $ 1.11 41% KM#68.1; Double line below ES
1926  1 300 000 $ 2.34 $ 2.34 10% KM#68.1; Double line below ES; Overdate variety 1926/23 exists
1927  8 800 000 $ 0.60 $ 0.53 $ 0.59 $ 0.56 $ 1.16 31% KM#68.1; Double line below ES; Overdate variety 1927/23 exists
1928  4 351 000 $ 0.41 $ 0.88 $ 1.09 $ 1.16 17% KM#68.1; Double line below ES
1929  9 600 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.26 $ 0.60 $ 0.66 33% KM#68.1; Double line below ES

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