5 Centimes - Léopold III BELGIE-BELGIQUE

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

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1939-1940
Value 5 Centimes (0.05 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Nickel brass (64% Copper, 20% Zinc, 16% Nickel)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.23 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1957
Number N# 7100
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 111,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
LA# BFM-28,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 72
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Monogram of Léopold III, date below.

Lettering: 1940

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 Arlon (right) surrounded by bilingual legends. Value and designer below.

Lettering:
BELGIE-BELGIQUE
5c
O.J.

Translation:
BELGIUM-BELGIUM
5c
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)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1939  3 000 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.87 $ 0.56 $ 1.10 63%
1940  1 970 000 $ 0.58 $ 0.93 $ 1.28 60%

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