Belgium 1912 2 frank

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 42

This specimen was lot 42 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $193.60. The catalog description[1] noted, "BELGIUM, Kingdom. Albert I. 1909-1934. AR 2 Francs. Bruxelles (Brussels) mint. Dated 1912. Flemish legend. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 66. A gem BU with a hint of violet toning. None graded higher." This coin, one of a type struck 1910-12 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 somewhat scarce. Belgium was thoroughly devastated during World War One and its silver coinage was terminated.

Recorded mintage: 375,000 plus 375,000 with French legends.

Specification: 10 g, .835 fine silver, this specimen is Ø26 mm, 10.03 g, 6h axis.

Catalog reference: KM 75; Y 35.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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