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5 Francs - Léopold III BELGIE BELGIQUE

5 Francs - Léopold III (BELGIE BELGIQUE) -  obverse 5 Francs - Léopold III (BELGIE BELGIQUE) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1938-1939
Value 5 Francs (5 BEF)
Composition Nickel
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-18-1951
References KM# 117, LA# BFM-134
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

Three coats of arms of Antwerp, Brabant and Liège in front of a tree dividing the bilingual legend.

Lettering: BELGIE BELGIQUE =

Translation: BELGIUM BELGIUM =

Engraver: Ernest Wijnants

Ernest Lodewijk Adolf Wijnants (Mechelen, 24 September 1878 - 8 December 1964) was a Belgian sculptor and painter.

Reverse

A sitting lion, date below and value at the right, designer at the left.

Lettering:
5
FR
E. WIJNANTS
1939

Engraver: Ernest Wijnants

Ernest Lodewijk Adolf Wijnants (Mechelen, 24 September 1878 - 8 December 1964) was a Belgian sculptor and painter.

Edge

Reeded with incused lettering. Legends divided by star or crown.

Lettering: * BELGIE * BELGIQUE *

Translation: * BELGIUM * BELGIUM *

Comments

Position A: value facing up, text is readable
Position B: value facing up, text is NOT readable

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1938  3,200,000 KM#117.1; Position A; edge lettering with crown
1938  KM#117.1; Position B; edge lettering with crown
1938  KM#117.2; Position A; edge lettering with star
1938  KM#117.2; Position B; edge lettering with star
1939  8,219,000 1.11 1.38 KM#117.1; Position A; edge lettering with crown
1939  KM#117.1; Position B; edge lettering with crown
1939  2.32 1.95 KM#117.2; Position A; edge lettering with star
1939  2.66 KM#117.2; Position B; edge lettering with star
1939  KM#117.3; Error: edge without lettering

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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