25 Centimes - Léopold III BELGIE-BELGIQUE

25 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) - obverse25 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIE-BELGIQUE) - 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 1.90 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 March 1968
Number N# 5331
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 132,
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.
LA# BFM-61,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 87
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BELGIE-BELGIQUE
25C
O.JESPERS

Translation:
BELGIUM-BELGIUM
25c
O.JESPERS

Engraver: Oscar Jespers Read more on Wikipedia

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

Reverse

Monogram of Léopold III around center hole, date below.

Script: Latin

Lettering: 1944

Engraver: Oscar Jespers Read more on Wikipedia

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

Edge

Smooth

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

Mint

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

Comments

Of the 1947 coin 316,000 pieces were struck were sent back to the mint to be recycled and were never put into circulation (Morin, 2012 and Aernout, 2019).

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1942  14 400 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.32 $ 0.51 $ 1.50 31%
1943  21 600 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.25 $ 0.41 $ 0.53 50%
1943  0.5% Off centre hole
1944  25 960 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.14 $ 0.23 $ 0.54 $ 1.10 49%
1945  8 200 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.25 $ 0.32 $ 0.55 $ 2.20 27%
1946  13 296 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.27 $ 0.54 $ 1.10 31%
1946  0.4% Without hole

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