Belgium 1909 2 centimes
This specimen was lot 71080 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it sold for $70. The catalog description noted, "BELGIUM. 2 Centimes, 1909/1809. Brussels Mint. NGC MS-64 Brown. 'DES BELGES' (French) text. An interesting overdate variety, this alluring near Gem exhibits a deep hue comprised of violet, cobalt, and deep brown. Incredibly attractive and enticing." This type was struck 1869-76 and 1902-09 along with KM 36, a two centiemen struck with Dutch legends. The regular date is common but the 1909/5 and 1909, 9/8 overdates are scarce.
Recorded mintage: 4,983,000.
Specification: 4 g, copper, 21.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-35.1.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2019 Collector's Choice Sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.