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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,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
LA# BFM-129
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.

Obverse

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

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Mint

Royal Belgian 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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1930  1,600,000 3.55 4.74 27% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position A
1930  5.92 11% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position B
1930  0.6% KM#97.2; medal alignment; edge varieties exist
1931  9,032,000 2.98 2.98 3.55 54% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position A
1931  2.37 4.22 14% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position B
1932  3,600,000 2.94 4.74 10.25 23% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position A
1932  2.97 5.92 8% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position B
1933  1,386,500 18.95 7.11 15% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position A; rare
1933  7.11 14.21 5% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position B; rare
1934  2,000,000 4% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position A; rare
1934  45.01 3% KM#97.1; coin alignment; Position B; rare

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