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50 Centimes - Léopold II Pattern Strike

Features

Country Belgium
Type Pattern
Year 1901
Value 50 Centimes (0.50 BEF)
Metal Copper
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# Pn99
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of Leopold II of Belgium surrounded by the legend in French

Lettering: LEOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES

Translation: Leopold II King of the Belgians

Reverse

A sitting lion, date at left, value and designer below. Motto in Dutch above.

Lettering:
EENDRACHT MAAKT MACHT
1901
50 CEN
VINCOTTE

Translation:
UNITY MAKES STRENGTH
1901
50 CEN
VINCOTTE

Engraver: Thomas Vinçotte

Baron Thomas Jules Vinçotte was a Belgian sculptor and medallist.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

KM# 50 in copper.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1901 

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50 Centimes - Léopold II (Pattern Strike)