1 Franc - Léopold II Dutch text

1 Franc - Léopold II (Dutch text) -  obverse1 Franc - Léopold II (Dutch text) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold II (1865-1909)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1886-1887
Value 1 Franc (1 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 07-30-1932
Number N# 7140
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References KM# 29,
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-88
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

The portrait of King Leopold II of Belgium facing left surrounded by the motto in Dutch and the designer's name at the bottom

Lettering:
LEOPOLD II KONING DER BELGEN
L.WIENER

Translation:
Leopold II King of the Belgians
L. Wiener

Engraver: Leopold Wiener

Léopold Wiener, born on 2 July 1823 in Venlo and died on 11 February 1891 in Brussels, was a Belgian sculptor, engraver and medalist.

Reverse

The Belgian coat of arms divides the value with the motto in French above and the date below

Lettering:
EENDRACHT MAAKT MACHT
1 F
1887

Translation:
Unity Makes Strength
1 Franc
1887

Engraver: Leopold Wiener

Léopold Wiener, born on 2 July 1823 in Venlo and died on 11 February 1891 in Brussels, was a Belgian sculptor, engraver and medalist.

Edge

Milled

Mint

Bruxelles, Belgium

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1886  1 026 000 3.94 12 39% KM#29.1; L.WIENER
1886  4% KM#29.2; L WIENER
1887  11 7% I. WIENER
1887  2 724 000 2.62 4.70 9.64 6.47 58% KM#29.1; L.WIENER
1887  5.88 15 20% KM#29.2; L WIENER

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