Belgium 1955 20 francs

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Jean Elsen sale 122, lot 786
Belgium 1955 20 francs rev JElsen 122-786.jpg
This specimen was lot 786 in Jean Elsen sale 122 (Brussels, September 2014), where it sold for €750 (about US$1,149 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BELGIQUE, Royaume, Baudouin (1951-1993), AR 20 francs, 1955 FR, Très Rare. Superbe. (kingdom of Belgium, Baldwin I (1951-93), silver twenty francs of 1955, French legends, very rare, extremely fine.)"
This type was issued 1949-55 with French and Flemish legends and is common except for the 1955. A similar fifty francs (KM 136 and KM 137) also exists.

Recorded mintage: 1,730,000.

Specification: 8 g, .835 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Bogaert, 3002, KM-140.1.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Philippe Elsen et al., Vente Publique 122: Collection de monnaies chinoises, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S. A., 2014.

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