10 Centimes - Léopold II French text - Large date

10 Centimes - Léopold II (French text - Large date) -  obverse10 Centimes - Léopold II (French text - Large date) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Leopold II (1865-1909)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1903-1906
Value 10 Centimes (0.1 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 52,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 18,
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.
LA# BFM-35
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.

Obverse

The royal monogram of King Léopold II is surrounded with lettering in French. 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 to the left and the value to the right

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

Mint

Bruxelles, Belgium

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.

Schön# 18 includes both KM# 48 and KM# 52.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1903  763,387 3% Mintage includes KM# 48
1904  16,354,035 0.36 0.60 1.00 1.00 2.27 67%
1904  0.6% Medal alignment
1905  14,392,452 0.36 0.60 0.71 2.07 58% Overdate variety 1905/04 exists
1906  1,482,882 1.19 0.95 0.89 12% Overdate variety 1906/05 exists

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