5 Francs - Baudouin I French text

5 Francs - Baudouin I (French text) -  obverse5 Francs - Baudouin I (French text) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Baudouin I (1951-1993)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1986-1993
Value 5 Francs (5 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Brass (brass or aluminium-bronze)
Weight 5.5 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.72 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
Number N# 757
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 163,
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-139,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 136
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Stylized portrait of Baudouin I, and the designer's name below

Lettering: J-P.L

Engraver: Jean-Paul Laenen

Reverse

Denomination in the center, and the legend in French below with the year below flanked by the privy and mintmark mark

Lettering:
5F
BELGIQUE
1991

Translation:
5F
Belgium
1991

Engraver: Jean-Paul Laenen

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Royal Belgian Mint, Brussels, Belgium

Comments

How the "first letter "E" in "BELGIQUE" without central horizontal line" for 1986 looks:


Mint mark: Head of Archangel Michael, Koninklijke Munt van België - Monnaie Royal de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Privy mark:

  • Bird: Robert Vogeleer, 1963-1987
  • Scales: Romain Coenen, 1987-2009

Three main groups of  Obverse are known.

Obverse
Die I - earlobe with curved outline.
Die II - earlobe with angled outline in fine line.
Die III - smaller earlobe with angled outline in thick line.
Together with these features there are many more, some of which are marked by arrows in the following images.

Combinations
1986: I, II, III.


1987: II, III.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1986  208 450 000 0.12 0.24 0.21 0.24 0.37 0.19 1.07 83% Angelhead / Blackbird
1986  0.61 0.36 0.30 1.78 8% First letter "E" in "BELGIQUE" without central horizontal line
1987  22 510 000 0.20 0.21 0.25 0.78 0.14 26% Angelhead / Blackbird
1988  26 510 000 0.12 0.18 0.24 0.28 0.36 0.17 29% Angelhead / Scales
1989  60 000 3.09 1.2% Angelhead / Scales; In Sets only
1990  60 000 2.97 1.1% Angelhead / Scales; In Sets only
1991  60 000 3.56 1.2% Angelhead / Scales; In Sets only
1992  5 060 000 0.30 0.30 1.00 2.37 9% Angelhead / Scales
1993  30 040 000 0.12 0.07 0.14 0.46 0.36 1.19 26% Angelhead / Scales

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