Belgium 1848 5 francs
"BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), AR 5 francs, 1848. Petits coups sur la tranche. Petites taches au revers. Superbe. (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, silver five francs of 1848. Minor edge nicks, Extremely Fine.)"This type was struck 1847-49 and is scarce. It is more available, however, than the prior type (KM 3.1) of 1832-44, which had incuse edge lettering.
Recorded mintage: 2,518,000, a better date.
Specification: 25 g, 0.900 fine silver, 37 mm diameter, raised lettered edge.
Catalog reference: KM 3.2, Dav-50, Dupriez 375.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 144, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2020.