Belgium 1843 1/4 franc

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Jean Elsen sale 136, lot 1132
This specimen was lot 1132 in Jean Elsen sale 136 (Brussels, March 2018), where it sold for €160 (about US$235 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), AR 1/4 de franc, 1843. Rare. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, quarter franc of 1843. Rare, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was struck for Leopold I 1834-35 and 1841-44 with no date being really common. The mintage is shared with 1841 with 1843 predominating.

Recorded mintage: 8,000 for 1841 and 1843, mostly 1843.

Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dupriez 204, KM 8.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 136: Collection Martiny, Collection Nef, Collection Casterman, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.

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