20 Francs - Baudouin I French text

20 Francs - Baudouin I (French text) -  obverse20 Francs - Baudouin I (French text) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Baudouin I (1951-1993)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1980-1993
Value 20 Francs (20 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.65 mm
Thickness 2.27 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
Number N# 760
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 159,
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-173,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 137
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The bust of King Baudouin I facing left and the designer's name below flanked by the mintmark and privy mark.

Lettering: ELSTRØM

Engraver: Harry Elstrøm

Reverse

An olive branch to the left of the value and the country name in French at the upper-right along the rim and the date at the bottom.

Lettering:
BELGIQVE
20F
1991

Translation:
Belgium
20 Francs
1991

Engraver: Harry Elstrøm

Edge

Geometrical pattern (varieties in shape)
◄ ► with horizontal brackets above and below.
Note: varieties on the edges exist. Different brackets alignment.

20 Francs - Baudouin I (French text) -  obverse

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Mint

Head of Archangel Michael Bruxelles, Belgium

Comments

Varieties for rim sizes were reported, and coins from 1980 are supposed a narrower rim compared to next years, which have a broader rim.
3 sizes of rim strikes occur for 1980: narrow, medium, and wide.



Privy mark:

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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1980  60 000 000 0.18 0.18 0.36 0.53 0.60 1.12 2.19 57% Blackbird privy; Coin alignment
1980  3% Blackbird privy; Medal alignment
1981  60 000 000 0.18 0.24 0.25 0.60 0.57 0.24 2.39 56% Blackbird privy; Coin alignment
1982  54 000 000 0.13 0.24 0.24 0.36 0.68 0.60 0.99 48% Blackbird privy; Coin alignment
1989  60 000 4.48 1.4% Scales privy; Coin alignment; In Sets only
1990  60 000 4.18 1.2% Scales privy; Coin alignment; In Sets only
1991  60 000 4.78 1.2% Scales privy; Coin alignment; In Sets only
1992  2 550 000 0.28 0.33 0.73 3.58 6% Scales privy; Coin alignment
1993  7 500 000 0.60 0.20 1.00 2.69 12% Scales privy; Coin alignment

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