1 Franc - Baudouin I Dutch text

1 Franc - Baudouin I (Dutch text) -  obverse1 Franc - Baudouin I (Dutch text) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Baudouin I (1951-1993)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1950-1988
Value 1 Franc (1 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 03-22-1989
Number N# 571
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References KM# 143,
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# 98,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
LA# BFM-102
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

Head of Ceres facing left, date left, cornucopia right, designer below

Lettering:
* 1973 *
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 oak branch dividing value. Legend in Dutch below.

Lettering:
1 FR
= BELGIË =

Translation:
1 Franc
Belgium

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

Reeded

Mint

Royal Belgian Mint, Brussels, Belgium

Comments

Engraver's initials on Reverse have different position and style.

Reverse
Die A - RAU far from portrait and at center.
Die B - RAU close to portrait, narrow and to right.


Combinations
Die A 1950.
Die B 1950.

Double hit year 1959.

Martin

Double hit year 1962.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1950  10 000 000 0.07 0.15 0.12 0.24 0.17 18% KM#143.1
1951  53 750 000 0.05 0.09 0.12 0.12 0.13 5.00 36% KM#143.1
1951  0.6% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1951  2.0% RAU.
1951  0.9% Without signature
1952  49 145 000 0.07 0.15 0.13 0.13 0.15 3.28 36% KM#143.1
1952  0.7% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1953  9 915 000 0.17 0.13 0.12 0.15 16% KM#143.1
1954  4 940 000 0.11 0.12 0.15 11% KM#143.1
1955  3 960 000 0.10 0.18 0.30 0.30 10% KM#143.1
1956  10 035 000 0.10 0.12 0.13 0.17 15% KM#143.1
1956  0.3% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1957  18 315 000 0.06 0.06 0.15 0.18 0.12 22% KM#143.1
1957  0.3% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1958  17 365 000 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.12 21% KM#143.1
1958  0.4% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1959  5 830 000 0.06 0.12 0.27 0.12 11% KM#143.1
1960  5 555 000 0.06 0.16 0.12 0.12 0.18 11% KM#143.1
1961  9 350 000 0.21 0.21 0.18 0.12 15% KM#143.1
1962  10 720 000 0.06 0.12 0.13 0.13 0.30 1.22 15% KM#143.1
1963  23 455 000 0.06 0.12 0.12 0.18 0.12 1.05 22% KM#143.1
1964  7 430 000 0.04 0.15 0.13 0.15 12% KM#143.1
1964  0.18% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1965  11 185 000 0.09 0.12 0.12 0.40 15% KM#143.1
1966  20 990 000 0.06 0.19 0.15 0.18 0.19 21% KM#143.1
1967  27 470 000 0.06 0.12 0.12 0.18 24% KM#143.1
1968  8 165 000 0.15 0.12 0.13 0.15 12% KM#143.1
1969  21 725 000 0.15 0.15 0.18 0.18 22% KM#143.1
1970  35 730 000 0.18 0.12 0.12 0.18 26% KM#143.1
1970  0.8% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1971  10 000 000 0.16 0.12 0.15 0.17 13% KM#143.1
1971  0.2% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1972  35 000 000 0.12 0.15 0.18 0.13 0.28 25% KM#143.1
1973  42 500 000 0.07 0.18 0.12 0.12 0.16 0.49 1.22 26% KM#143.1
1973  0.5% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1974  30 000 000 0.07 0.22 0.12 0.15 0.12 0.61 22% KM#143.1
1975  80 000 000 0.06 0.10 0.12 0.12 0.18 1.22 34% KM#143.1
1976  18 000 000 0.17 0.12 0.12 0.18 1.22 16% KM#143.1
1976  0.3% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1977  68 500 000 0.06 0.06 0.12 0.16 0.17 0.61 29% KM#143.1
1977  0.5% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1978  47 500 000 0.18 0.15 0.16 0.18 0.61 25% KM#143.1
1979  25 000 000 0.17 0.12 0.13 0.12 0.55 18% KM#143.1
1979  0.4% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1980  66 500 000 0.15 0.12 0.16 0.12 0.18 0.52 25% KM#143.1
1981  2 000 000 0.12 0.30 2.43 4% KM#143.1
1981  0.10% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1988  17 500 000 0.23 0.19 0.18 11% KM#143.1

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