1 Centime - Léopold II French text

1 Centime - Léopold II (French text) -  obverse1 Centime - Léopold II (French text) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold II (1865-1909)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1869-1907
Value 1 Centime (0.01 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper
Weight 2 g
Diameter 16.83 mm
Thickness 1.42 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1953
Number N# 517
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 33,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
LA# BFM-3,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 6
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The royal monogram is surrounded with inscription. Date below.

Lettering:
LEOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES
1902

Translation: LEOPOLD II KING OF THE BELGIANS

Engraver: Joseph-Pierre Braemt

Reverse

A lion, symbol of Belgium, with a paw over the Belgian Constitution dating 1831. Around is the Belgian motto in French. Value and designer below.

Lettering:
L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE
CONSTITUTION BELGE 1831 *
1 CENT.E
BRAEMT F.

Translation:
UNITY MAKES STRENGTH
BELGIAN CONSTITUTION 1831*
1 CENTIME
BRAEMT (F = Fecit = Made by)

Engraver: Joseph-Pierre Braemt

Edge

Reeded

1 Centime - Léopold II (French text) -  obverse

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Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

Comments

Of these coins many varieties in width and size of the year exist.

The 1883 coin is not reported by Morin, it is by Krause

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1869  5 064 341 $ 1.14 $ 5.65 12% KM#33.1
1870  3 930 000 $ 6.71 $ 5.65 11% KM#33.1
1873  2 036 317 $ 5.65 8% KM#33.1
1874  3 906 728 $ 1.13 $ 5.65 11% KM#33.1
1875  2 970 461 $ 5.65 $ 5.65 10% KM#33.1
1876  2 965 939 $ 3.95 10% KM#33.1
1882  5 000 000 $ 1.15 $ 1.13 $ 4.29 15% KM#33.1
1882  1.4% KM#33.1; round "O" in "ROI"
1882  2% KM#33.2; thin flan
1899  2 500 000 $ 0.85 $ 3.39 $ 5.93 17% KM#33.1
1901  3 742 800 $ 0.28 $ 1.13 $ 4.59 26% KM#33.1; overdate variety 1901/801 exists
1901  4% KM#33.2; thin flan
1901  1.8% Medal alignment
1901  0.5% Mule: Front in Dutch, back in French
1902  2 487 349 $ 1.13 18% KM#33.1; overdate variety 1902/01 and 1902/1802 exist
1902  0.5% KM#33.1; with "2" missing
1902  1.9% KM#33.2; thin flan
1902  2% KM#33.3; signature: BRAEMT.F.
1902  1.7% Medal alignment
1907  3 966 780 $ 0.93 $ 0.36 $ 0.96 $ 1.69 $ 2.82 40% KM#33.1

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