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
References KM# 149,
  • 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.
LA# BFM-81,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.
LA# BFM-83,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.
Schön# 97
  • 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.

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 0.54 0.76 16% KM#149.1; Type B
1957  13,800,000 0.13 0.36 0.24 0.60 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 0.31 0.39 12% KM#149.1; Type B
1963  1,110,000 0.18 0.95 0.60 6% KM#149.1; Type B
1964  10,340,000 0.12 0.18 0.17 0.26 18% KM#149.1; Type B
1965  9,590,000 0.17 0.24 0.30 17% KM#149.1; Type B
1966  6,930,000 0.18 0.24 0.26 14% KM#149.1; Type B
1967  6,970,000 0.12 0.18 0.20 13% KM#149.1; Type B
1967  0.4% KM#149.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1968  2,000,000 0.18 0.24 0.95 8% KM#149.1; Type B
1969  10,000,000 0.12 0.24 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 0.20 0.24 0.60 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  0.06% Lump on nose
1973  3,000,000 0.18 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 0.18 0.27 1.07 14% KM#149.1; Type B
1976  0.13% Closed 'G' in 'Belgium'
1976  8,000,000 0.17 0.20 0.29 12% KM#149.1; Type B
1977  13,000,000 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 0.26 0.18 0.24 0.60 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 7% KM#149.1; Type B
1981  0.6% KM#149.1; Type C; Larger head; In Sets only
1982  7,000,000 0.18 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 0.21 0.27 16% KM#149.1; Type C
1985  6,000,000 0.30 0.20 0.40 10% KM#149.1; Type C
1987  9,000,000 0.60 0.24 0.25 12% KM#149.1; Type C
1987  0.09% Line connecting '5' and 'NT'
1988  4,500,000 0.18 0.24 0.60 8% KM#149.1; Type C
1988  0.3% KM#149.2; Type C; Medal alignment
1989  60,000 2.62 1.5% KM#149.1; Type C; In Sets only
1990  60,000 2.38 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 0.60 0.24 0.25 0.96 13% KM#149.1; Type C
1994  10,000,000 0.30 0.24 0.24 0.95 13% KM#149.1; Type C
1995  60,000 1.62 1.3% KM#149.1; Type C; In Sets only
1996  11,000,000 0.18 0.15 0.20 0.89 12% KM#149.1; Type C
1997  60,000 1.90 1.1% KM#149.1; Type C; In Sets only
1998  30,000,000 0.79 0.12 0.24 0.24 0.50 0.48 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 2.26 1.4% 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 0.3% KM#149.2; Type C; Medal alignment; Proof, in Sets only

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