5 Centimes - Albert I Dutch text; with star

5 Centimes - Albert I (Dutch text; with star) - obverse5 Centimes - Albert I (Dutch text; with star) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Albert I (1909-1934)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1930-1931
Value 5 Centimes (0.05 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Nickel brass (Cu 75%, Ni 15%, Zn 10%)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.21 mm
Shape Round with a round hole (Center hole 3.5 mm)
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 29 December 1955
Number
N#
5956
References KM# 94,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 49,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.
LA# BFM-26
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
KONINKRIJK BELGIË ★★
1931

Translation: Kingdom of Belgium

Engraver: Alphonse Michaux

Reverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:

5
CEN
A. MICHAUX

Unabridged legend: Centiemen

Engraver: Alphonse Michaux

Edge

Plain

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

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Mint

Royal Mint of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium (983-2017)

Comments

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


Many types of overstrikes exist for both years, but none were overstruck for another year.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1930  3 000 000 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 49% Morin 429
1931  7 430 000 $ 0.44 $ 0.53 $ 0.68 $ 1.60 76% Morin 430

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