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25 Centimes - Léopold III BELGIQUE-BELGIE

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

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Features

Country 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 hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 03-01-1968
References KM# 131,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 92,
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
LA# BFM-60
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

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

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.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1942  14,400,000 0.25 0.35 0.35 2.22
1943  21,600,000 0.06 0.44 0.44 0.63
1946  21,428,000 0.22 0.22 0.28 1.11

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