1 Franc - Léopold III BELGIE-BELGIQUE

1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) -  obverse1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1939-1940
Value 1 Franc (1 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Nickel
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 21.5 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 December 1952
Number N# 5326
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 120,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 75,
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
LA# BFM-98
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

A sitting lion, date below and value at the right, designer at the left.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
1
FR
1940
E.WIJNANTS

Unabridged legend: 1 Franc

Engraver: Ernest Wijnants

Ernest Lodewijk Adolf Wijnants (Mechelen, 24 September 1878 - 8 December 1964) was a Belgian sculptor and painter.

Reverse

Three coats of arms of West-Flanders, Namur and Limbourg in front of a tree dividing the bilingual legend.

Script: Latin

Lettering: BELGIE BELGIQUE =

Translation: BELGIUM BELGIUM =

Engraver: Ernest Wijnants

Ernest Lodewijk Adolf Wijnants (Mechelen, 24 September 1878 - 8 December 1964) was a Belgian sculptor and painter.

Edge

Reeded

1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) -  obverse

Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1939  36 000 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.31 $ 0.39 $ 0.52 $ 1.86 $ 7.37 69%
1940  10 865 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.52 $ 0.73 $ 0.87 $ 3.81 56%

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