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50 Centimes German Occupation Coinage

50 Centimes (German Occupation Coinage) -  obverse50 Centimes (German Occupation Coinage) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Albert I (1909-1934)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1918
Value 50 Centimes (0.50 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Zinc
Weight 5 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 10-01-1922
References KM# 83,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
LA# BFM-74,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.
Mor# 432
Peter Eyckmans, Frans Morin; 2019. Catalogue officiel des monnaies belges de 1832 jusqu'à présent. Antwerpen Eyckmans, Antwerp, Belgium.

Obverse

A 5-pointed star around the center hole is surrounded with the bilingual inscription. Date below between two 5-pointed stars.

Lettering:
BELGIË·BELGIQUE
* 1918 *

Translation:
BELGIUM·BELGIUM
* 1918 *

Engraver: Alphonse Michaux

Alphonse Michaux (1860–1928) was a Belgian coin engraver and medallist, appointed chief engraver of the Brussels Mint (La Monnaie de Bruxelles) in 1895, and best known for engraving dies for a series of Belgian coins with a distinctive hole in the center. Michaux also engraved coins for Luxembourg, Persia, Romania, and Colombia.

Reverse

The face value is accompanied with an olive branch, on which is superimposed the coat of arms of Belgium

Lettering:
50
CENT

Engraver: Alphonse Michaux

Alphonse Michaux (1860–1928) was a Belgian coin engraver and medallist, appointed chief engraver of the Brussels Mint (La Monnaie de Bruxelles) in 1895, and best known for engraving dies for a series of Belgian coins with a distinctive hole in the center. Michaux also engraved coins for Luxembourg, Persia, Romania, and Colombia.

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Bruxelles, Belgium

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1918  7,394,400 0.88 4.43 6.65

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