Belgium 1899 50 centiemen

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This coin, one of a type struck 1886 and 1898-99 during the reign of Leopold III of Belgium (1865-1909), was struck with Walloons (dialect of French) and Flemish (dialect of Dutch) legends. The Flemish legend type is shown here; it is not rare, tho expensive in nice condition.

Recorded mintage: 501,000 plus 499,000 with French legends (KM 26).

Specification: 2.5 g, .835 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 27.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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