Belgium 1865 20 francs
This specimen was lot 3746 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Belgium. 20 Francs, 1865. Leopold I. Position A. One year type. NGC graded AU-58." Belgium first issued twenty francs in 1834 but this one year type is the first that can be called common.
Recorded mintage: 1,548,000.
Specification: 6.45 g, .900 fine gold, .186 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-411; KM-23.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 74: the pre-Long Beach Sale, featuring the Arden Collection, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.