Belgium 1844 franc
This specimen was lot 13026 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $3,819. The catalog description noted, "BELGIUM. Franc, 1844. NGC PROOF-67. Wide reeding. Toned with cobalt highlight coloring on obverse and periphery of reverse." This type was struck 1833-44 at the Brussels mint. The specification matches the French franc of Louis Philippe.
Recorded mintage: 2,196,000 for 1843-44.
Specification: 5 g, .900 fine silver, .144 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM-7.1; Eeckhout-NFB-84.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.