Belgium 1847 5 francs

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Jean Elsen list 269, lot 679
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This specimen was lot 679 in Jean Elsen list 269 (Brussels, July-August 2014), where it was offered for €1,200 (about US$1,633). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), AR 5 francs, 1847, Petites griffes au revers. Champ brillant. Superbe à Fleur de Coin (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I (1831-65), silver five francs of 1847, small marks on reverse, brilliant fields, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This subtype is listed for 1847-49 of which this is the scarcest date.

Recorded mintage: 700,000.

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW, lettered edge.

Catalog reference: Dupriez, 344, KM 3.2, Dav-50.


  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2006.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Liste 269: Juillet-Septembre 2014, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

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