Belgium 1912 100 francs
"BELGIUM | Königreich, Albert, 1909-1934 100 Francs 1912. Brüssel Französische Umschrift, mit Randschrift. Von grösster Seltenheit. Nur 6 Exemplare geprägt. Fast FDC. (kingdom of Belgium Albert I, 1909-34, one hundred francs of 1912, Brussels mint, French legends, with edge lettering. Of the highest rarity, Only 6 pieces struck, About uncirculated.)"This coin, struck during the reign of Albert I of Belgium (1909-34), was struck with Walloons (dialect of French) and Flemish (dialect of Dutch) legends. The French legend type is shown here; both are extremely rare, being patterns. Belgium was thoroughly devastated during World War One and its gold coinage was terminated.
Recorded mintage: 6 plus 3 with Flemish legends.
Specification: 32.26 g, .900 fine gold, .933 troy oz AGW, this specimen is 30.55 g.
Catalog reference: KM Pn194; Schl. 30. Fr-417.
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- Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.