Belgium 1833 1/2 franc

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 13024
Belgium 1833 demi-franc rev P177-13024.jpg

This specimen was lot 13024 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description[1] noted, "BELGIUM. 1/2 Franc, 1833. NGC PROOF-67. Toned with electric blue coloring on obverse and rose on the reverse." This type was struck 1833-44 at the Brussels mint. The specification matches the French half franc of Louis Philippe.

Recorded mintage: 58,000 (rare date).

Specification: 2.5 g, .900 fine silver, .072 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM-6; Eeckhout-NBFB-64; Dup-39.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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