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5 Centimes - Albert I Dutch text; with star

5 Centimes - Albert I (Dutch text; with star) -  obverse 5 Centimes - Albert I (Dutch text; with star) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1930-1931
Value 5 Centimes (0.05 BEF)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.21 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 12-29-1955
References KM# 94, Schön# 49, LA# BFM-26
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

The royal monogram of King Albert I is surrounded with legend in Dutch. Date below.

Lettering:
KONINKRIJK BELGIË **
1931

Translation:
KINGDOM BELGIUM **
1931

Engraver: Alphonse Michaux

Alphonse Michaux (1860–1928) was a Belgian coin engraver and medallist, appointed chief engraver of the Brussels Mint (La Monnaie de Bruxelles) in 1895, and best known for engraving dies for a series of Belgian coins with a distinctive hole in the center. Michaux also engraved coins for Luxembourg, Persia, Romania, and Colombia.

Reverse

The center hole is flanked by an olive sprig and value. 5-pointed star above.

Lettering:
*
5
CEN
A. MICHAUX

Engraver: Alphonse Michaux

Alphonse Michaux (1860–1928) was a Belgian coin engraver and medallist, appointed chief engraver of the Brussels Mint (La Monnaie de Bruxelles) in 1895, and best known for engraving dies for a series of Belgian coins with a distinctive hole in the center. Michaux also engraved coins for Luxembourg, Persia, Romania, and Colombia.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

The alloy melchior (French: maillechort) is here an alloy of copper (.750), nickel (.150) and zinc (.100).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1930  3,000,000 0.56 1.13 0.79
1931  7,430,000 0.56 0.79 1.13

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