Belgium 1844 centime

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Jean Elsen sale 135, lot 1139
This specimen was lot 1139 in Jean Elsen sale 135 (Brussels, December 2017), where it sold for €240 (about US$333 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 1 centime, 1844. Rare. Superbe. (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper one centime of 1844. Rare, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1835-63, some over Dutch half cents.

Recorded mintage: 1,822,000, a fairly scarce date.

Specification: 1.9 g, copper.

Catalog reference: KM 1.2, Dupriez 220.


  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 135, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2017.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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