Belgium 1850 franc

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Jean Elsen sale 141, lot 784
This specimen was lot 784 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €900 (about US$1,193 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), AR 1 franc, 1850. L WIENER sans point. Très rare Petites taches. Très Beau. (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, silver one franc of 1850, engraver's name without dot. Very rare, minor nicks, Very Fine.)"
This rare type was struck 1849-50.

Recorded mintage: 162,000 (including with dot).

Specification: 5 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 16.2, Bogaert 465B.


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

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