5 Centimes - Léopold II French text; small date

5 Centimes - Léopold II (French text; small date) -  obverse5 Centimes - Léopold II (French text; small date) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Leopold II (1865-1909)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1901-1903
Value 5 Centimes (0.05 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.29 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 8028
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 46,
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# 17,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
LA# BFM-20
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

The royal monogram of King Léopold II is surrounded with the inscription. Date below.

Lettering:
ROYAUME DE BELGIQUE *
・1902・

Translation:
KINGDOM OF BELGIUM *
・1902・

Engraver: Alphonse Michaux

Alphonse Michaux (1860–1928) was a Belgian coin engraver and medallist, appointed chief engraver of the Brussels Mint (La Monnaie de Bruxelles) in 1895, and best known for engraving dies for a series of Belgian coins with a distinctive hole in the center. Michaux also engraved coins for Luxembourg, Persia, Romania, and Colombia.

Reverse

Spray of leaves to left of center hole, denomination at right

Lettering:
5
CES
A. MICHAUX

Engraver: Alphonse Michaux

Alphonse Michaux (1860–1928) was a Belgian coin engraver and medallist, appointed chief engraver of the Brussels Mint (La Monnaie de Bruxelles) in 1895, and best known for engraving dies for a series of Belgian coins with a distinctive hole in the center. Michaux also engraved coins for Luxembourg, Persia, Romania, and Colombia.

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

Comments

This type has smaller date numbers than KM# 54.

Schön# 17 includes both KM# 46 and KM# 54.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1901  202 100 $ 20 $ 23 15%
1902  1 416 017 $ 2.27 $ 2.37 $ 7.40 71% Overdate variety 1902/01 exists
1903  863 878 $ 1.16 $ 5.41 $ 9.31 38%

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