1 Franc - Léopold III BELGIQUE-BELGIE

1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE) -  obverse1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1941-1947
Value 1 Franc (1 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Zinc
Weight 4.25 g
Diameter 21.5 mm
Thickness 1.93 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 December 1952
Number N# 754
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 127,
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-99,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 93
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

National coat of arms with bilingual legends on both sides

Lettering: BELGIQUE BELGIE

Translation: Belgium Belgium

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 monogram of King Leopold III dividing value. Date below.

Lettering:
1 F
1941

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

Reeded

1 Franc - Léopold III (BELGIQUE-BELGIE) -  obverse

Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

Comments

Of the 1947 coin 3,175,000 pieces were struck according to Krause (2016). Morin (2012) mentions this coin as well (without mintage) and Aernout (2019) refers to this coin as a trial strike (without mintage).

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1941  16 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.24 $ 0.26 $ 0.79 $ 1.09 43%
1942  25 000 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.18 $ 0.42 $ 0.84 $ 1.36 47%
1943  28 000 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.19 $ 0.31 $ 0.52 $ 1.05 59%
1947  3 175 000 0.9% Mintage by Krause, not Morin/Aernout

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