1 Franc - Léopold III BELGIQUE-BELGIE

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

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Features

Country 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
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 12-01-1952
Number N# 754
Numista (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 4 more volumes.
LA# BFM-99,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 93
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). 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

Mint

Royal Belgian Mint, Brussels, Belgium

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 0.06 0.25 0.30 1.07 1.43 43%
1942  25 000 000 0.07 0.20 0.51 0.96 1.61 46%
1943  28 000 000 0.08 0.21 0.36 0.64 1.19 59%
1947  3 175 000 1.1% Mintage by Krause, not Morin/Aernout

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