25 Centimes - Léopold III BELGIQUE-BELGIE

25 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE) -  obverse25 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1946
Value 25 Centimes (0.25 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Zinc
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 03-01-1968
Number N# 5330
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 131,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 92,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
LA# BFM-60
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

Monogram of Léopold III around center hole, date below.

Lettering: 1946

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 Brussels (left), Mons (middle) and Bruges (right) surrounded by bilingual legends. Value and designer below.

Lettering:
BELGIQUE-BELGIE
25C
O.JESPERS

Translation:
BELGIUM-BELGIUM
25c
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

Mint

Bruxelles, Belgium

Comments

The 1941 and 1947 coins are not mentioned by Morin, just by Krause; these coins appears to have been minted but never left the vault of the National Bank of Belgium and were melted.

Note: German Occupation WWII

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1942  14 400 000 0.15 0.53 0.50 1.82 59%
1943  21 600 000 0.15 0.12 0.21 0.35 0.60 48%
1946  21 428 000 0.18 0.23 0.35 1.17 42% (fr) Sous la régence du Prince Charles

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