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 (.750), Zn (.100), Ni (.150))
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.21 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 12-29-1955
Number N# 5956
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 94,
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# 49,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 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.

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

Mint

Bruxelles, Belgium

Comments

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1930  3 000 000 $ 0.58 $ 0.58 $ 0.53 50%
1931  7 430 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.62 $ 0.94 76%

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