1 Franc Dutch text

1 Franc (Dutch text) - obverse1 Franc (Dutch text) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Albert I (1909-1934)
Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1922-1935
Value 1 Franc (1 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.63 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 24 January 1949
Number
N#
509
References KM# 90,
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-94,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
LA# BFM-96,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 52
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

A kneeling woman armed with sword with legend in Dutch above. Designer initials to the left.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
❀ BELGIË ❀
BONNETAIN

Translation: Belgium

Engraver: Armand Bonnetain

Armand Bonnetain was a Belgian sculptor, medallist and engraver who was born in Brussels in 1883 and died there in 1973. He was a pupil of Constant Montald and Charles Van der Stappen.

Reverse

Caduceus divides value. Text in Dutch above and year below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
GOED VOOR
1 F
1934

Unabridged legend: 1 Frank

Translation: Good for

Engraver: Armand Bonnetain

Armand Bonnetain was a Belgian sculptor, medallist and engraver who was born in Brussels in 1883 and died there in 1973. He was a pupil of Constant Montald and Charles Van der Stappen.

Edge

Reeded

1 Franc (Dutch text) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

Overdate 1923/22:


Overdate1928/23:


Overdate 1934/24:


The kneeling woman on the 1922 coin (LA-BFM 93) has a larger head than on the later years (LA-BFM 95), which is not recognized by Morin (2012).

For 1929 mintages differ between Morin 2012 (7 500 000) and Aernout 2019 (10 365 000).

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1922  19 000 000 $ 0.33 $ 0.33 $ 0.47 $ 0.92 $ 1.10 $ 3.20 54% Morin 397
1923  17 500 000 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 0.54 $ 1.00 49% Morin 399
1923  0.3% Morin 399a; Overdate 1923/22
1928  4 975 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.54 $ 0.81 $ 0.87 19% Morin 401
1928  0.2% Morin 401a; Overdate 1928/23
1928  0.12% Morin 401b; Overdate 1928/27
1929  7 500 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.54 $ 0.60 $ 0.82 29% Morin 403
1933  2 000 0.5% Morin 407
1933  0.02% Overdate 1923/33
1934  8 025 000 $ 0.54 $ 0.81 $ 1.10 13% Morin 409
1934  0.3% Morin 409a; Overdate 1934/24
1935  2 237 500 $ 0.53 $ 0.80 $ 1.40 11% Morin 450
1935  0.14% Morin 450a; Overdate 1935/23

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