25 Centimes - Léopold III BELGIQUE-BELGIE

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

Obverse © Axior (CC BY-NC-SA) – Reverse © tolnomur (CC BY-NC-SA)

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 (Center hole 3.5 mm)
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 March 1968
Number
N#
5330
References KM# 131,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 92,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 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.

Script: Latin

Lettering: 1946

Engraver: Oscar Jespers

Reverse

Coats of arms of Brussels (left), Mons (middle) and Bruges (right) surrounded by bilingual (French and Dutch) legends. Value and designer below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BELGIQUE-BELGIE
25 C
O.JESPERS

Unabridged legend: 25 Centiemen / Centimes

Translation: Belgium

Engraver: Oscar Jespers

Edge

Plain

25 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE) -  obverse

Mint

Royal Mint of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium (983-2017)

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 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.41 $ 0.48 $ 1.10 59% Morin 483
1943  21 600 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.22 $ 0.31 $ 0.53 48% Morin 485
1946  21 428 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.16 $ 0.26 $ 0.32 $ 0.99 $ 1.90 $ 2.30 42% Morin 536; Under regency of Prince Charles

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