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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,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 104,
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.
LA# BFM-78
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.

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

Marcel Rau (20 March 1886, Brussels - 29 June 1966, Brussels) was a Belgian sculptor and medalist. He studied sculpture with Paul Dubois (1829-1905) at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. Marcel Rau notably executed war memorials erected in seven Belgian cities.

Reverse

Crowned face value dividing date. Legend above in French.

Lettering:
BELGIQUE
19 50 55
CENTIMES

Translation:
Belgium
1955 50
Centimes

Engraver: Marcel Rau

Marcel Rau (20 March 1886, Brussels - 29 June 1966, Brussels) was a Belgian sculptor and medalist. He studied sculpture with Paul Dubois (1829-1905) at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. Marcel Rau notably executed war memorials erected in seven Belgian cities.

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Royal Belgian Mint, Brussels, Belgium

Comments

This is very similar to KM#148, varieties of the size of the head (obverse) and letters (reverse):
KM#144 (Type A): larger head, smaller crown and letters; legend far from the 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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1952  3,520,000 0.60 0.42 1.76 24% Type A; coin alignment
1953  22,620,000 0.09 0.22 0.23 0.20 63% Type A; coin alignment
1953  4% Type A; medal alignment
1955  29,160,000 0.29 0.18 0.18 0.29 53% Type A; coin alignment

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