Belgium 1855 10 centimes

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Jean Elsen sale 138, lot 878
This specimen was lot 878 in Jean Elsen sale 138 (Brussels, September 2018), where it sold for €260 (about US$361 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BELGIQUE, Royaume, Léopold Ier (1831-1865), Cu 10 centimes, 1855. Rare Coup sur la tranche. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of Belgium, Leopold I, 1831-65, copper ten centimes of 1855. Rare, rim nick, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.)"
This type was struck 1832-33, 1835, 1838, 1841, 1847-49 and 1855-56 and while readily available in worn condition, is quite scarce nice. This is a scarce date.

Recorded mintage: 191,000.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: Dupriez 563, KM 2.1.


  • 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 136: Collection Martiny, Collection Nef, Collection Casterman, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.

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