Belgium 1833 1/2 franc
This specimen was lot 13024 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.