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500 Francs - Baudouin I French text; Independence

500 Francs - Baudouin I (French text; Independence) -  obverse 500 Francs - Baudouin I (French text; Independence) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Non circulating coin
Year 1980
Value 500 Francs (500 BEF)
Composition Silver clad copper-nickel (18.5% silver content)
Weight 25 g
Diameter 37 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 09-03-1990
References KM# 161, LA# BFM-214, Mor# 800
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)
Monnaies Belges
by Frans Morin
(Peter Eyckmans)

Commemorative issue

150th Anniversary of Independence

Obverse

Heads of the five kings of Belgium facing left in separate medallions. Years of jubilee to the left divided by legend in French. Small crown above lower year.

Lettering:
1830
BEL-
GIQUE
1980

Translation:
1830
BEL-
GIUM
1980

Engraver: Paul Huybrechts

Reverse

Map of Belgium inscripted with text in French. Value below divided by mint and privy mark. Designer initials to the right.

Lettering:
150 ANS D'INDEPENDANCE DE LA BELGIQUE
500F
WBB
PH

Translation:
150 YEARS
INDEPENDENCE
OF BELGIUM
500
F
WBB
PH

Engraver: Paul Huybrechts

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Thick plated (2x0.25mm) with silver (.925), complete fine silver content in coin 18,5%

Mint mark: Head of Archangel Michael, Koninklijke Munt van België - Monnaie Royal de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Privy mark:

  • Bird: Robert Vogeleer, 1963 - 1987

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1980)  1,000,000 6.14 5.55 7.57 7.09 5.55

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