5 Francs - Baudouin I French text

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

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Baudouin I (1951-1993)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1948-1981
Value 5 Francs (5 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 6 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 12-16-1987
Number N# 759
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References KM# 134,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 106,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
LA# BFM-137
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

Head of Ceres facing left, date left between two four-pointed stars, cornucopia right, designer below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
* 1979 *
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 oak branch dividing value and the country name in French below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
5 FR
= BELGIQUE =

Translation:
5 Fr
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.

Edge

Reeded

5 Francs - Baudouin I (French text) -  obverse

© Fireberg

Mint

Bruxelles, Belgium

Comments

Two main groups of  Reverse are known.

Reverse
Die A - first numeral in date '1' with short nose.
Die B - first numeral in date '1' with long nose.


Combinations
Die A 1948-1974, 1976-1981.
Die B 1975.

Note. In 1961, 1971 and 1981 the style of second numeral '1' in date is with long nose, being the first with short one. It is not clear, why the appearance of numeral '1' was not consistent during the emission and the change of '1' happened just for one year in 1975.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1948  5 304 000 0.11 1.17 2.32 3.52 16% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1949  38 752 000 0.08 0.23 0.23 0.47 1.15 45% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1949  1.0% KM#134.2; Medal alignment
1950  23 948 000 0.18 0.18 0.23 0.60 0.59 34% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1950  0.6% KM#134.2; Medal alignment
1958  9 088 000 0.23 0.18 0.59 0.09 18% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1958  0.4% KM#134.2; Medal alignment
1961  6 000 000 0.06 0.18 0.29 0.50 14% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1962  6 576 000 0.18 0.46 0.59 15% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1962  0.3% KM#134.2; Medal alignment
1963  11 144 000 0.12 0.20 0.44 0.50 19% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1963  0.6% KM#134.2; Medal alignment
1964  3 530 000 0.35 0.42 11% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1965  11 988 000 0.06 0.18 0.39 0.59 20% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1965  0.5% KM#134.2; Medal alignment
1966  6 772 000 0.15 0.20 0.49 0.98 13% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1966  0.2% KM#134.2; Medal alignment
1967  13 268 000 0.19 0.23 0.59 0.38 20% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1968  5 492 000 0.18 0.60 0.82 12% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1969  8 732 000 0.23 0.54 0.56 15% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1969  0.4% KM#134.1; Without signature
1969  0.2% KM#134.2; Medal alignment
1970  2 000 000 0.46 1.00 6% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1971  15 000 000 0.06 0.18 0.26 0.26 20% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1972  17 500 000 0.06 0.23 0.22 0.23 22% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1973  10 000 000 0.13 0.23 0.19 2.35 14% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1974  25 000 000 0.09 0.23 0.23 0.20 24% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1975  34 000 000 0.18 0.20 0.29 0.26 1.04 27% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1975  0.5% KM#134.1; Without signature
1975  0.6% KM#134.2; Medal alignment
1976  7 500 000 0.20 0.25 0.26 1.06 11% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1977  22 500 000 0.23 0.27 0.47 0.27 20% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1977  0.2% KM#134.2; Medal alignment
1978  27 500 000 0.60 0.20 0.20 0.29 0.35 1.17 21% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1979  5 000 000 0.18 1.17 0.59 1.17 5% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1980  11 000 000 0.59 0.59 1.04 7% KM#134.1; Coin alignment
1981  2 000 000 0.18 3.52 4% KM#134.1; Coin alignment

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