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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
References KM# 145,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 97,
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
LA# BFM-79
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 Dutch.

Lettering:
BELGIË
19 50 54
CENTIMES

Translation:
BELGIUM
19 50 54
CENTIMES

Engraver: Marcel Rau

Edge

Smooth

Comments

NOTE: very similar to KM#149, varieties of size of head (obverse) and letters (reverse):
KM#145 (Type A): larger head, smaller crown and letters; legend far from 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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1952  5,830,000 0.19 0.28 1.23 Type A; coin alignment
1953  22,930,000 0.09 0.16 0.16 0.18 Type A; coin alignment
1953  Type A; medal alignment
1954  15,730,000 0.12 0.12 0.12 Type A; coin alignment

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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