10 Centimes Stad Gent

10 Centimes (Stad Gent) -  obverse10 Centimes (Stad Gent) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer City of Gent (Belgium)
King Albert I (1909-1934)
Type Token
Year 1920
Value 10 Centimes (0.10 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Cardboard
Weight 0.7 g
Diameter 26.5 mm
Thickness 0.90 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1 January 1927
Number N# 86312
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References LA# BLU-GT5.1
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Obverse

Skyline of the city and a dragon above

Lettering: STAD GENT

Translation: City of Ghent

Reverse

Value and lettering

Lettering:
UIT
BETAALBAAR
10c
JANUARI
1920

Translation:
exchangeable
10c
January 1920

Comments

In early 1918, the occupation government requisitioned all available metal. The municipal administration was then forced to order 10 and 25 cent cardboard coins.
The artist who designed these monetary tokens is René Decramer.
They were printed by the Vanderpoorten institutions.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1920  347 000

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