Belgium 1844 2 centimes

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Jean Elsen sale 142, lot 1025
This specimen was lot 1025 in Jean Elsen sale 142 (Brussels, September 2019), where it sold for €130 (about US$169 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 2 centimes, 1844. BRAEMT F. avec point. Superbe. (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper two centimes of 1844, engraver's name with dot. Extremely Fine.)"
This type was struck 1833-65 in large quantities but most dates before 1845 are scarce in nice condition.

Recorded mintage: 1,802,000 including KM 4.4 (without dot), a better date.

Specification: copper, 3.6 g.

Catalog reference: Bogaert 218A, KM 4.2.

Source:

  • 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 142, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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