5 Francs French text

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

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Baudouin I (1951-1993)
Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1948-1981
Value 5 Francs (5 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel (75% Copper, 25% Nickel)
Weight 6 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized 16 December 1987
Number
N#
759
References KM# 134,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 106,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 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

Reverse

Crowned oak branch dividing value, legend in French below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
5 FR
= BELGIQUE =

Unabridged legend: Francs

Translation: Belgium

Engraver: Marcel Rau

Edge

Reeded

5 Francs (French text) -  obverse

© Fireberg

Mint

Royal Mint of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium (983-2017)

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.

There are different types of edge.


KM# 134.1 = Coin alignment
KM# 134.2 = Medal alignment

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1948  5 304 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.12 $ 0.23 $ 0.95 $ 3.10 15% Morin 521; Under regency of Prince Charles
1949  1.0% Morin 523; Medal alignment; Under regency of Prince Charles
1949  38 752 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.13 $ 0.21 $ 0.43 $ 0.95 $ 0.96 $ 1.10 44% Morin 523; Under regency of Prince Charles
1950  0.6% Morin 525; Medal alignment; Under regency of Prince Charles
1950  23 948 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.21 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 33% Morin 525; Under regency of Prince Charles
1958  9 088 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.28 $ 0.38 18% Morin 551
1958  0.4% Morin 551; Medal alignment
1961  6 000 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.10 $ 0.15 $ 0.21 $ 0.43 14% Morin 554
1962  6 576 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.21 $ 0.42 14% Morin 556
1962  0.3% Morin 556; Medal alignment
1963  11 144 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.22 $ 0.46 18% Morin 558
1963  0.5% Morin 558; Medal alignment
1964  3 530 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 11% Morin 560
1965  11 988 000 $ 0.04 $ 0.10 $ 0.16 $ 0.32 $ 0.45 20% Morin 562
1965  0.4% Morin 562; Medal alignment
1966  6 772 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.18 $ 0.21 $ 0.75 13% Morin 564
1966  0.2% Morin 564; Medal alignment
1967  13 268 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 20% Morin 566
1968  5 492 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.52 $ 0.52 12% Morin 568
1969  8 732 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.39 $ 0.39 $ 1.30 $ 5.30 15% Morin 570
1969  0.2% Morin 570; Medal alignment
1969  0.3% Morin 570a; Without signature
1970  2 000 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.45 $ 0.45 6% Morin 572
1971  15 000 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.16 $ 0.22 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 2.10 19% Morin 574
1972  17 500 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.21 $ 0.46 $ 2.10 21% Morin 576
1973  10 000 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.12 $ 0.17 $ 0.21 $ 0.43 $ 2.10 14% Morin 578
1974  25 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.26 $ 2.10 24% Morin 580
1975  34 000 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.15 $ 0.18 $ 0.25 $ 0.25 $ 0.25 $ 0.95 26% Morin 582
1975  0.5% Morin 582; Medal alignment
1975  0.4% Morin 582a; Without signature
1976  7 500 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.40 $ 1.10 11% Morin 584
1977  22 500 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.22 $ 0.25 $ 0.27 $ 0.32 19% Morin 586
1977  0.2% Morin 586; Medal alignment
1978  27 500 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.18 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.23 $ 1.00 21% Morin 588
1979  5 000 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 $ 0.53 $ 0.67 $ 0.79 5% Morin 590
1980  11 000 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.43 $ 0.73 $ 1.00 7% Morin 592
1981  2 000 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.35 $ 1.10 $ 2.00 $ 3.00 4% Morin 594

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