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
References KM# 163,
  • 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-139,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.
Schön# 136
  • 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

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

Head of Archangel Michael Bruxelles, 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 0.23 0.22 0.24 0.38 1.09 83% Angelhead / Blackbird
1986  0.62 0.36 0.24 2.16 8% First letter "E" in "BELGIQUE" without central horizontal line
1987  22,510,000 0.22 0.25 0.80 26% Angelhead / Blackbird
1988  26,510,000 0.12 0.18 0.24 0.29 0.38 29% Angelhead / Scales
1989  60,000 3.16 1.2% Angelhead / Scales; In Sets only
1990  60,000 3.04 1.1% Angelhead / Scales; In Sets only
1991  60,000 3.64 1.1% Angelhead / Scales; In Sets only
1992  5,060,000 0.30 0.30 1.02 2.43 9% Angelhead / Scales
1993  30,040,000 0.12 0.06 0.15 0.49 0.47 1.82 25% Angelhead / Scales

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