Belgium 1851 2 centimes

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Jean Elsen sale 141, lot 824
This specimen was lot 824 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 2 centimes, 1851. BRAEMT F. avec point. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper two centimes of 1851, engraver's signature with dot. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
This type was struck 1833-65 in large quantities but most dates before 1845 are scarce in nice condition. This date is also known without the dot in the engraver's signature (KM 4.4).

Recorded mintage: 2,407,000, a fairly common date.

Specification: 3.6 g, copper.

Catalog reference: KM 4.2, Dupriez 518.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 141, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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