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

Issuer 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
Technique Milled
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized 18 January 1951
Number N# 505
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 97.1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
LA# BFM-129,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 63,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
KM# 97.2
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of Albert I of Belgium is surrounded with the legend in French and the designer's name below

Script: Latin

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 and the designer's initials below

Script: Latin

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

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Mint

Royal Mint of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium (983-2017)

Comments

Position A: The edge lettering reads normally when the reverse side faces up.
Position B: The edge lettering reads upside down when the reverse side faces up.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1930  0% KM: 97.2; Pos. B; Medal alignment
1930  1 600 000 $ 3.20 $ 3.20 $ 3.90 27% KM# 97.1; Pos. A
1930  $ 3.30 $ 6.50 11% KM# 97.1; Pos. B
1930  0.5% KM# 97.2; Pos. A; Medal alignment
1931  9 032 000 $ 1.60 $ 2.70 $ 2.70 53% KM# 97.1; Pos. A
1931  $ 2.20 $ 2.40 15% KM# 97.1; Pos. B
1932  3 600 000 $ 3.30 $ 3.30 $ 6.30 23% KM# 97.1; Pos. A
1932  $ 2.60 $ 2.60 8% KM# 97.1; Pos. B
1933  1 386 500 $ 12 $ 12 14% KM# 97.1; Pos. A
1933  $ 5.40 $ 11 6% KM# 97.1; Pos. B
1934  1 000 000 $ 11 $ 22 4% KM# 97.1; Pos. A
1934  $ 33 3% KM# 97.1; Pos. B

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