50 Centimes - Baudouin I Dutch text

50 Centimes - Baudouin I (Dutch text) -  obverse50 Centimes - Baudouin I (Dutch text) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Baudouin I (1951-1993)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1952-2001
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
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 28 February 2002
Number N# 752
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 145,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
KM# 149,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
LA# BFM-79,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
LA# BFM-81, 83,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 97
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg 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.

Script: Latin

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.

Script: Latin

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

50 Centimes - Baudouin I (Dutch text) -  obverse

Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

Comments

KM#145 and KM#149 are very similar, 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.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1952  5 830 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 16% KM#145; Type A
1953  22 930 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.08 $ 0.13 $ 0.15 $ 0.19 31% KM#145; Type A
1953  2.0% KM#145; Type A; Medal alignment
1954  15 730 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.23 3% KM#145; Type A
1955  15 730 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 25% KM#145; Type A
1956  5 640 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.38 $ 0.38 14% KM#149.1; Type B
1957  13 800 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.16 $ 0.19 $ 0.53 23% KM#149.1; Type B
1958  19 480 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.17 $ 0.21 $ 0.32 $ 0.41 $ 2.50 27% KM#149.1; Type B
1962  4 150 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.34 $ 0.34 11% KM#149.1; Type B
1963  1 110 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.66 $ 0.66 6% KM#149.1; Type B
1964  10 340 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 17% KM#149.1; Type B
1965  9 590 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.21 $ 0.26 15% KM#149.1; Type B
1966  6 930 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.18 $ 0.22 12% KM#149.1; Type B
1967  6 970 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 12% KM#149.1; Type B
1967  0.3% KM#149.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1968  2 000 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 7% KM#149.1; Type B
1969  10 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.16 $ 0.46 15% KM#149.1; Type B
1969  0.3% KM#149.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1970  12 000 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.21 $ 0.30 $ 0.38 21% KM#149.1; Type B
1971  1 250 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.85 5% KM#149.1; Type B
1972  7 000 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.21 $ 0.50 $ 2.65 12% KM#149.1; Type B
1972  0.14% Lump on nose
1973  3 000 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 2.12 7% KM#149.1; Type B
1974  5 000 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.22 $ 1.06 10% KM#149.1; Type B
1975  7 000 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.16 $ 0.37 $ 0.95 12% KM#149.1; Type B
1976  0.3% Closed 'G' in 'Belgium'
1976  8 000 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.16 11% KM#149.1; Type B
1977  13 000 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.18 $ 0.26 14% KM#149.1; Type B
1977  1.7% KM#149.1; Type B; With larger larynx
1978  2 500 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.23 $ 0.56 $ 1.06 7% KM#149.1; Type B
1979  20 000 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.20 $ 0.24 $ 0.37 17% KM#149.1; Type B
1979  0.3% KM#149.2; Type B; Medal alignment
1980  20 000 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.20 $ 0.29 $ 0.53 17% KM#149.1; Type B
1980  $ 0.11 $ 1.06 1.8% KM#149.1; Type C; Larger head; In Sets only
1980  0.7% KM#149.1; With triangle below chin
1981  2 000 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.23 $ 0.25 $ 0.26 6% KM#149.1; Type B
1981  $ 2.65 0.6% KM#149.1; Type C; Larger head; In Sets only
1982  7 000 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 10% KM#149.1; Type B
1982  0.5% KM#149.1; Type C; Larger head; In Sets only
1983  14 000 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.13 $ 0.19 $ 0.89 14% KM#149.1; Type C
1985  6 000 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.36 9% KM#149.1; Type C
1987  9 000 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 11% KM#149.1; Type C
1987  0.15% Line connecting '5' and 'NT'
1988  4 500 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.53 7% KM#149.1; Type C
1988  0.3% KM#149.2; Type C; Medal alignment
1989  60 000 $ 2.12 1.4% KM#149.1; Type C; In Sets only
1990  60 000 $ 2.12 1.4% KM#149.1; Type C; In Sets only
1991  6 000 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.31 $ 1.06 9% KM#149.1; Type C
1992  7 000 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.26 $ 0.50 $ 1.06 10% KM#149.1; Type C
1993  10 000 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.22 $ 0.44 $ 0.86 12% KM#149.1; Type C
1994  10 000 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.38 $ 0.84 11% KM#149.1; Type C
1995  60 000 $ 1.44 1.2% KM#149.1; Type C; In Sets only
1996  11 000 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.23 $ 0.53 11% KM#149.1; Type C
1997  60 000 $ 1.69 1.0% KM#149.1; Type C; In Sets only
1998  30 000 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.43 $ 0.43 23% KM#149.1; Type C
1999  60 000 $ 1.69 1.4% KM#149.1; Type C; In Sets only
1999  5 000 0.17% KM#149.2; Type C; Medal alignment; Proof, in Sets only
2000  60 000 $ 2.12 1.3% KM#149.1; Type C; In Sets only
2000  5 000 0.17% KM#149.2; Type C; Medal alignment; Proof, in Sets only
2001  60 000 $ 1.69 1.1% KM#149.1; Type C; In Sets only
2001  5 000 0.17% 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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