Belgium 1865 20 francs

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Goldberg sale 74, lot 3746
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This specimen was lot 3746 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]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.

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