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10 Centimes - Léopold III BELGIQUE-BELGIE

10 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE) -  obverse 10 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE) -  reverse

Features

Country Belgium
Type Common coin
Years 1941-1946
Value 10 Centimes (0.10 BEF)
Metal Zinc
Weight 4 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1957
References KM# 125, Schön# 91, LA# BFM-44
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

Monogram of Léopold III, date below.

Lettering: 1943

Engraver: Oscar Jespers

Oscar Jespers, born in Borgerhout on 22 May 1887 and died in Brussels on 1 December 1970, was a Belgian expressionist sculptor.

Reverse

Coats of arms of Antwerp (left), Namur (middle) and Hasselt (right) surrounded by bilingual legends. Value and designer below.

Lettering:
BELGIQUE-BELGIE
10c
O.JESPERS

Translation:
BELGIUM-BELGIUM
10c
O.JESPERS

Engraver: Oscar Jespers

Oscar Jespers, born in Borgerhout on 22 May 1887 and died in Brussels on 1 December 1970, was a Belgian expressionist sculptor.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

The material used is actually a zinc-alloy, a spelter. The term in Dutch is 'handelszink', literally translated as 'trade zinc'.

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1941  10,000,000
1942  17,000,000
1943  22,500,000
1945  Struck at a later date
1946  10,370,000 Very rare (not released for circulation);

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