50 Centimes - Baudouin I Dutch text; smaller head

50 Centimes - Baudouin I (Dutch text; smaller head) -  obverse50 Centimes - Baudouin I (Dutch text; smaller head) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Baudouin I (1951-1993)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1956-2001
Value 50 Centimes (0.50 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.75 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.21 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
Number N# 752
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 149,
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-81,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
LA# BFM-83,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 97
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

A miner, adapted from the a work of Constantin Meunier, facing left. Mining lamp on the right with designer underneath.

Lettering: RAU

Engraver: Marcel Rau

Marcel Rau (20 March 1886, Brussels - 29 June 1966, Brussels) was a Belgian sculptor and medalist. He studied sculpture with Paul Dubois (1829-1905) at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. Marcel Rau notably executed war memorials erected in seven Belgian cities.

Reverse

Crowned face value dividing date. Legend above in Dutch.

Lettering:
BELGIË
19 50 91
CENTIMES

Translation:
Belgium
1991 50
Centimes

Engraver: Marcel Rau

Marcel Rau (20 March 1886, Brussels - 29 June 1966, Brussels) was a Belgian sculptor and medalist. He studied sculpture with Paul Dubois (1829-1905) at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. Marcel Rau notably executed war memorials erected in seven Belgian cities.

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Royal Belgian Mint, Brussels, Belgium

Comments

This coin is very similar to KM#145, with varieties of the size of the head (obverse) and letters (reverse):
KM#145 (Type A): larger head, smaller crown, and letters; legend far from the rim
KM#149.1 Type B: smaller head, large letters, broad rim, larger crown
KM#149.1 Type C: larger head, large letters, broad rim
KM#149.2: medal alignment

Schön# 97 includes both KM# 145 and KM# 149.

Example of the variants for 1972 and 1977:

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1956  5 640 000 0.12 0.53 0.76 16% KM#149.1; Type B
1957  13 800 000 0.15 0.18 0.24 0.59 25% KM#149.1; Type B
1958  19 480 000 0.12 0.20 0.24 0.38 29% KM#149.1; Type B
1962  4 150 000 0.06 0.33 0.39 12% KM#149.1; Type B
1963  1 110 000 0.12 0.95 0.59 6% KM#149.1; Type B
1964  10 340 000 0.12 0.12 0.17 0.26 19% KM#149.1; Type B
1965  9 590 000 0.18 0.24 0.30 17% KM#149.1; Type B
1966  6 930 000 0.14 0.20 0.26 14% KM#149.1; Type B
1967  6 970 000 0.12 0.18 0.19 13% KM#149.1; Type B
1967  0.4% KM#149.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1968  2 000 000 0.18 0.18 0.95 8% KM#149.1; Type B
1969  10 000 000 0.11 0.18 0.56 17% KM#149.1; Type B
1969  0.3% KM#149.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1970  12 000 000 0.04 0.24 0.19 0.24 0.59 0.43 23% KM#149.1; Type B
1971  1 250 000 0.18 0.95 6% KM#149.1; Type B
1972  7 000 000 0.18 0.24 0.24 13% KM#149.1; Type B
1972  0.07% Lump on nose
1973  3 000 000 0.12 0.24 8% KM#149.1; Type B
1974  5 000 000 0.18 0.12 0.25 1.19 11% KM#149.1; Type B
1975  7 000 000 0.18 0.15 0.18 1.07 14% KM#149.1; Type B
1976  0.19% Closed 'G' in 'Belgium'
1976  8 000 000 0.17 0.12 0.26 12% KM#149.1; Type B
1977  13 000 000 0.11 0.30 0.12 0.44 0.30 15% KM#149.1; Type B
1977  2% KM#149.1; Type B; With larger larynx
1978  2 500 000 0.18 0.30 1.19 1.19 8% KM#149.1; Type B
1979  20 000 000 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.24 0.42 19% KM#149.1; Type B
1979  0.3% KM#149.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1980  20 000 000 0.12 0.26 0.18 0.24 0.59 19% KM#149.1; Type B
1980  1.9% KM#149.1; Type C; Larger head; In Sets only
1980  0.7% KM#149.1; With triangle below chin
1981  2 000 000 0.18 0.24 0.26 0.30 7% KM#149.1; Type B
1981  0.6% KM#149.1; Type C; Larger head; In Sets only
1982  7 000 000 0.14 0.15 0.12 11% KM#149.1; Type B
1982  0.5% KM#149.1; Type C; Larger head; In Sets only
1983  14 000 000 0.13 0.13 0.20 0.27 15% KM#149.1; Type C
1985  6 000 000 0.30 0.18 0.40 10% KM#149.1; Type C
1987  9 000 000 0.59 0.24 0.24 12% KM#149.1; Type C
1987  0.11% Line connecting '5' and 'NT'
1988  4 500 000 0.18 0.24 0.59 8% KM#149.1; Type C
1988  0.3% KM#149.2; Type C; Medal alignment
1989  60 000 2.61 1.5% KM#149.1; Type C; In Sets only
1990  60 000 2.37 1.5% KM#149.1; Type C; In Sets only
1991  6 000 000 0.12 0.30 0.21 1.19 9% KM#149.1; Type C
1992  7 000 000 0.12 0.17 0.30 1.19 11% KM#149.1; Type C
1993  10 000 000 0.59 0.18 0.25 0.96 13% KM#149.1; Type C
1994  10 000 000 0.27 0.24 0.24 0.95 13% KM#149.1; Type C
1995  60 000 1.61 1.3% KM#149.1; Type C; In Sets only
1996  11 000 000 0.18 0.15 0.18 0.59 12% KM#149.1; Type C
1997  60 000 1.90 1.2% KM#149.1; Type C; In Sets only
1998  30 000 000 0.20 0.12 0.24 0.24 0.49 0.47 24% KM#149.1; Type C
1999  60 000 1.90 1.5% KM#149.1; Type C; In Sets only
1999  5 000 0.18% KM#149.2; Type C; Medal alignment; Proof, in Sets only
2000  60 000 2.25 1.5% KM#149.1; Type C; In Sets only
2000  5 000 0.18% KM#149.2; Type C; Medal alignment; Proof, in Sets only
2001  60 000 1.90 1.2% KM#149.1; Type C; In Sets only
2001  5 000 0.18% KM#149.2; Type C; Medal alignment; Proof, in Sets only
2001  5 000 0.2% KM#149.2; Type C; Medal alignment; Proof, in Sets only

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