Antwerp 1814 5 centimes KM 3.2

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Jean Elsen sale 110, lot 1090
Antwerp 1814 5 centimes rev JElsen 110-1090.jpg
This specimen was lot 1090 in Jean Elsen sale 110 (Brussels, September 2011) where it sold for € 140 (about US$226 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BELGIQUE, Siège d'Anvers, Louis XVIII, lot de 4 p.: atelier Wolschot, 10 centimes 1814, avec R sous la couronne; 5 centimes 1814, avec V sous la couronne (photo); atelier de l'arsenal, 10 centimes 1814, "Jean-Louis Gagnepain"; 5 centimes 1814, J.L.G.N. Beau à Très Beau. (Belgium, siege of Antwerp, Louis XVIII, four piece lot. Shown is a five centimes of 1814 with "V" below the crown, Fine to Very Fine.)"
This coin and a similar copper ten centimes were issued by Louis XVIII's troops as they were beseiged in Antwerp ("Anvers" in French) by the English, Prussians and Russians. Numerous varieties exist. This type is claimed by French and Belgian collectors.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: bronze.

Catalog reference: Colaert 17a, KM 2.2.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 110, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2011.

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