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German belgium 50 centimes 1918

Features

Country Belgium
King Albert I (1909-1934)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1918
Value 50 Centimes (0.50ย BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Zinc
Weight 5ย g
Diameter 24ย mm
Thickness 2ย mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Coin alignment โ†‘โ†“
Demonetized 10-01-1922
References KM# 83, LA# BFM-74, Mor# 432

Obverse

A 5-pointed star around the center hole is surrounded with the bilingual inscription. Date below between two 5-pointed stars.

Lettering:
BELGIร‹ยทBELGIQUE
* 1918 *

Translation:
BELGIUMยทBELGIUM
* 1918 *

Engraver:Alphonse Michaux

 

Reverse

The face value is accompanied with an olive branch, on which is superimposed the coat of arms of Belgium

Lettering:
50
CENT

Engraver:Alphonse Michaux

Alphonse Michaux (1860โ€“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

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