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5 Centimes - Albert I French text; with star

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

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Features

Country Belgium
King Albert I (1909-1934)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1932
Value 5 Centimes (0.05 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.36 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 12-29-1955
References KM# 93,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Mor# 431,
Monnaies Belges
by Frans Morin
(Peter Eyckmans)
Schön# 58,
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
LA# BFM-25
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ROYAUME DE BELGIQUE **
1932

Translation:
KINGDOM OF BELGIUM **
1932

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 above.

Lettering:
*
5
CES
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

Brussels, Belgium

Comments

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

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1932  6% M of "MICHAUX" higher
1932  0.54 21% Star stands on one peak falling left
1932  0.55 0.55 16% Star stands on one peak falling right
1932  0.60 13% Star stands on one peak in equilibrium
1932  5,520,000 0.66 0.63 0.63 68% Star stands on two peaks

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