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50 Centimes German Occupation Coinage

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

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Common coin
Year 1918
Value 50 Centimes (0.50 BEF)
Metal Zinc
Weight 5 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-10-1922
References KM# 83, LA# BFM-74, Mor# 432
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)
Monnaies Belges
by Frans Morin
(Peter Eyckmans)

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1918  7,394,400 5.89

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