5 Centimes - Léopold III BELGIQUE-BELGIE

5 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE) -  obverse5 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1941-1943
Value 5 Centimes (0.05 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Zinc
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.45 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 January 1957
Number N# 6013
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 123,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 90,
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
LA# BFM-29
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

Monogram of Léopold III, date below.

Lettering: 1941

Engraver: Oscar Jespers

Oscar Jespers, born in Borgerhout on 22 May 1887 and died in Brussels on 1 December 1970, was a Belgian expressionist sculptor.

Reverse

Coats of arms of Ghent (left), Liège (middle) and Arlons (right) surrounded by bilingual legends. Value and designer below.

Lettering:
BELGIQUE-BELGIE
L G
5 c
O. J.

Translation:
BELGIUM-BELGIUM
L G
5 c
O. J.

Engraver: Oscar Jespers

Oscar Jespers, born in Borgerhout on 22 May 1887 and died in Brussels on 1 December 1970, was a Belgian expressionist sculptor.

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

Comments

Made during the German occupation of Belgium of WW II

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1941  10 000 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.51 $ 0.57 $ 1.03 69%
1943  7 606 000 $ 0.17 $ 0.51 $ 0.57 56%

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