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
References KM# 143,
  • 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# 98,
  • 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-102
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.

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 0.12 0.12 0.24 0.17 18% KM#143.1
1951  53,750,000 0.06 0.08 0.12 0.12 0.13 36% KM#143.1
1951  0.6% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1951  1.9% RAU.
1951  0.9% Without signature
1952  49,145,000 0.06 0.15 0.13 0.15 0.15 3.28 36% KM#143.1
1952  0.7% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1953  9,915,000 0.17 0.12 0.18 0.15 16% KM#143.1
1954  4,940,000 0.12 0.18 11% KM#143.1
1955  3,960,000 0.10 0.10 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 0.08 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 0.12 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 0.12 0.13 0.12 0.19 15% KM#143.1
1963  23,455,000 0.12 0.12 0.18 0.15 1.04 22% KM#143.1
1964  7,430,000 0.12 0.13 0.15 12% KM#143.1
1964  0.19% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1965  11,185,000 0.12 0.12 0.40 15% KM#143.1
1966  20,990,000 0.06 0.19 0.18 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 21% KM#143.1
1970  35,730,000 0.10 0.12 0.12 0.18 26% KM#143.1
1970  0.8% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1971  10,000,000 0.07 0.12 0.16 0.17 13% KM#143.1
1971  0.2% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1972  35,000,000 0.10 0.13 0.18 0.17 0.52 25% KM#143.1
1973  42,500,000 0.18 0.12 0.12 0.16 1.21 26% KM#143.1
1973  0.5% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1974  30,000,000 0.06 0.22 0.12 0.15 0.12 1.21 22% KM#143.1
1975  80,000,000 0.06 0.10 0.12 0.12 0.18 1.21 34% KM#143.1
1976  18,000,000 0.17 0.12 0.12 0.18 1.21 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 0.13 0.17 0.18 0.61 25% KM#143.1
1979  25,000,000 0.10 0.12 0.12 0.13 0.55 18% KM#143.1
1979  0.4% KM#143.2; Medal alignment
1980  66,500,000 0.10 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.19 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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