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1 Belga / 5 Francs - Albert I French text

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

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Features

Country Belgium
King Albert I (1909-1934)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1930-1934
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
Demonetized 01-18-1951
References KM# 97,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
LA# BFM-129
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
·ALBERT·ROI· ·DES·BELGES·
G.DEVREESE

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

Engraver: Godefroid Devreese

Reverse

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

Lettering:
UN BELGA
5
FRANCS
1932
A.E.GR.

Translation:
ONE BELGA
5
FRANCS
1932
A.E.GR.

Engraver: Alexander Everaerts

Edge

Smooth with incused inscription

Lettering: * * BELGIQUE * * BELGIE

Translation: * * BELGIUM * * BELGIUM

1 Belga / 5 Francs - Albert I (French text) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

Brussels, Belgium

Comments

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1930  1,600,000 3.88 4.44 27% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position A
1930  6.47 10% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position B
1930  0.6% KM#97.2; medal alignment; edge varieties exist
1931  9,032,000 2.80 2.80 3.33 55% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position A
1931  2.22 3.47 14% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position B
1932  3,600,000 4.99 9.60 23% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position A
1932  3.15 3.15 8% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position B
1933  1,386,500 9.28 9.28 14% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position A; rare
1933  13.51 5% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position B; rare
1934  2,000,000 4% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position A; rare
1934  54.37 3% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position B; rare

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