25 Centimes - Léopold III BELGIQUE-BELGIE

25 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE) -  obverse25 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1938-1939
Value 25 Centimes (0.25 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Nickel brass (Cu (.640), Zn (.200), Ni (.160))
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 March 1968
Number N# 749
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 114,
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-58,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 80
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Monogram of Léopold III around the center hole, date below.

Lettering: 1938

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 Brussels (left), Mons (middle) and Bruges (right) surrounded by bilingual legends with the value and designer's name below.

Lettering:
BELGIQUE-BELGIE
25c
O.JESPERS

Translation:
Belgium-Belgium
25 Centimes
O.Jespers

Designer: 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

25 Centimes - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE) -  obverse

Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

Comments

Variant in date 1939

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1938  7 200 000 $ 0.56 $ 0.61 $ 0.98 $ 1.93 50% KM#114.1
1939  7 732 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.33 $ 0.56 $ 1.01 $ 1.51 $ 2.80 73% KM#114.1
1939  1.7% KM#114.2; Medal alignment

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