1 Belga / 5 Francs - Albert I Dutch text

1 Belga / 5 Francs - Albert I (Dutch text) -  obverse1 Belga / 5 Francs - Albert I (Dutch text) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Albert I (1909-1934)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1930-1933
Value 1 Belga / 5 Francs (5 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Nickel
Weight 14 g
Diameter 31 mm
Thickness 2.53 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-18-1951
Number N# 504
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 98,
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-130,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 54
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of Albert I of Belgium is surrounded with the legend in Dutch. Designer below.

Lettering:
·ALBERT·KONING· ·DER·BELGEN·
G.DEVREESE

Translation:
·ALBERT·KING· ·OF THE·BELGIANS·
G.DEVREESE

Engraver: Godefroid Devreese

Reverse

The face value in both currencies in Dutch and year are surrounded with an olive branch, an oak branch and a crown. Designer initials below.

Lettering:
EEN BELGA
5
FRANK
1931
A.E.GR.

Translation:
ONE BELGA
5
FRANCS
1931
A.E.GR.

Engraver: Alexander Everaerts

Edge

Smooth with incused inscription

Lettering: * BELGIE * * BELGIQUE *

Translation: * * BELGIUM * * BELGIUM

Mint

Bruxelles, Belgium

Comments

Position A: value facing up, text is readable
Position B: value facing up, text is NOT readable

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1930  5 086 000 4.75 3.56 5.94 32% Position A
1930  9% Position B
1931  5 336 000 2.77 3.80 8.31 49% Position A
1931  3.56 14% Position B
1932  3 683 000 1.84 4.75 5.94 29% Position A
1932  4.75 10% Position B
1933  1 513 000 11.04 14.19 13% Position A; rare
1933  7% Position B

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