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50 Centimes - Baudouin I French text; larger head

50 Centimes - Baudouin I (French text; larger head) -  obverse50 Centimes - Baudouin I (French text; larger head) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Baudouin I (1951-1993)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1952-1955
Value 50 Centimes (0.50 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.75 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.40 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
References KM# 144,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 104,
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
LA# BFM-78
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

A miner, adapted from the a work of Constantin Meunier, facing left. Mining lamp on the right with designer underneath.

Lettering: RAU

Engraver: Marcel Rau

Reverse

Crowned face value dividing date. Legend above in French.

Lettering:
BELGIQUE
19 50 55
CENTIMES

Translation:
BELGIUM
19 50 55
CENTIMES

Engraver: Marcel Rau

Edge

Smooth

Comments

NOTE: very similar to KM#148, varieties of size of head (obverse) and letters (reverse):
KM#144 (Type A): larger head, smaller crown and letters; legend far from rim
KM#148.1 Type B: smaller head, large letters, broad rim, larger crown
KM#148.1 Type C: larger head, large letters, broad rim
KM#148.2: medal alignment

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1952  3,520,000 0.59 0.59 Type A; coin alignment
1953  22,620,000 0.09 0.23 0.21 0.21 Type A; coin alignment
1953  Type A; medal alignment
1955  0.19 0.19 0.28 Type A; coin alignment

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