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Belgium Five Francs 1868


Scarcer variety with position B.

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Kingdom of Belgium.

Decimal coinage.

Ruler: Leopold II, 1865-1909.

1868 B Five Francs. (Position B: The edge lettering reads in upright position when the obverse side (with head) faces up.).

Obverse: Head of King Leopold II facing left, legend in French surrounding, designer at bottom.

Legend: LEOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES (Leopold the Second, King of the Belgians).

Designer: Leopold Wiener (below bust).

Reverse: Belgium coat of arms within wreath dividing the value, motto in French above, year below.

Legend: L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE (Unity Makes Strength).

Designer: Leopold Wiener.

Edge reads: DIEU PROTEGE LA BELGIQUE *** (God Protects Belgium).

Catalogue: KM# 24.

Mintage 6,751,000 includes both edge positions A & B.

Silver, 0.900, 0.7234 oz ASW, 25.00g, 37mm.

Grade: Obverse aVF with blue tone to the edge. Reverse VF, with patchy tones.





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