Belgium 1910 50 centiemen

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This coin, one of a type struck 1910-14 during the reign of Albert I of Belgium (1909-34), was struck with Walloons (dialect of French) and Flemish (dialect of Dutch) legends. The Flemish legend type is shown here; it is not rare. Belgium was thoroughly devastated during World War One and its silver coinage was terminated.

Recorded mintage: 1,900,000 plus 1,900,000 with Dutch legends (KM 70).

Specification: 2.5 g, .835 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 71.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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