Belgium 1844 1/4 franc

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Jean Elsen sale 138, lot 865
This specimen was lot 865 in Jean Elsen sale 138 (Brussels, September 2018), where it sold for €95 (about US$132 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), AR 1/4 de franc, 1844. presque Superbe. (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, silver quarter franc of 1844, about Extremely Fine.)"
This type was struck for Leopold I 1834-35 and 1841-44 with no date being really common.

Recorded mintage: 966,000, final and most common date.

Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dupriez 215, KM 8.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [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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