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10 Centimes - Léopold II French text - Large date

10 Centimes - Léopold II (French text - Large date) -  obverse 10 Centimes - Léopold II (French text - Large date) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Common coin
Years 1903-1906
Value 10 Centimes (0.1 BEF)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 52, Schön# 18, LA# BFM-35
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

The royal monogram of King Léopold II is surrounded with the inscription. Date below.

Lettering:
ROYAUME DE BELGIQUE *
· 1906 ·

Translation:
KINGDOM OF BELGIUM *
· 1906 ·

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.

Lettering:
10
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

Comments

In 1903, coins were minted for both this type and KM# 48. They can be distinguished by the size of the digits in the date. This is the "large date" type, and the hole inside the '0' will be longer and more perfectly oval compared to the more squared off shape in KM# 48.

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1903  763,387 Mintage includes KM# 48
1904  16,354,035
1905  14,392,452 Overdate variety 1905/04 exists
1906  1,482,882 Overdate variety 1906/05 exists

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10 Centimes - Léopold II (French text - Large date)