Belgium 1930 10 francs KM-100
This specimen was lot 4548 in Goldberg sale 69 (Los Angeles, May, 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Belgium. 10 Francs, 1930. Dutch, BELGIE. Conjoined heads of Leopold I and Leopold II. NGC graded MS-62. The Judy Cahn Collection." It was offered again in Goldberg sale 70 (Los Angeles, September 2012), where it sold for $207. This type comes with a French reverse (KM 99) and the Dutch reverse shown here. Despite a substantial mintage, the coin is scarce. Perhaps the Germans seized and melted them during the Nazi occupation. King Albert was kiiled in a climbing accident in 1934.
Recorded mintage: 3,000,000.
Catalog reference: KM-100, Dav-55.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey and Paul Rynearson, Goldberg sale 69: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2012.