50 Centimes - Baudouin I Dutch text; larger head

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

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Features

Country Belgium
King Baudouin I (1951-1993)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1952-1954
Value 50 Centimes (0.50 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.75 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.21 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
Number N# 5333
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 145,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 97,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
LA# BFM-79
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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 Dutch.

Lettering:
BELGIË
19 50 54
CENTIMES

Translation:
Belgium
1954 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

These coins are very similar to KM#149, with varieties of the size of the head (obverse) and letters (reverse):
KM#145 (Type A): larger head, smaller crown, and letters; legend far from the rim
KM#149.1 Type B: smaller head, large letters, broad rim, larger crown
KM#149.1 Type C: larger head, large letters, broad rim
KM#149.2: medal alignment

Schön# 97 includes both KM# 145 and KM# 149.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1952  5 830 000 0.22 0.34 0.30 33% Type A; coin alignment
1953  22 930 000 0.06 0.10 0.14 0.18 0.24 63% Type A; coin alignment
1953  4% Type A; medal alignment
1954  15 730 000 0.22 0.24 0.18 0.12 53% Type A; coin alignment

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