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Re: Belgian franc: from 1948 until the euro
« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2019, 01:24:24 PM »




The obverse of the Dutch language version of the coin.
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« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2019, 01:24:48 PM »




The obverse of the French language version of the coin.
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« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2019, 01:39:57 PM »



In 1986 a new 5 francs coin was introduced. It was made of aluminium-bronze. At 24 mm, it was the same diameter as the previous copper-nickel version but was half a gram lighter at 5.5 g. The common reverse featured a new stylised portrait of the King. Above you see the French language version.
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Re: Belgian franc: from 1948 until the euro
« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2019, 01:40:32 PM »




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« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2019, 01:55:14 PM »




A new circulating denomination of 50 francs was issued from 1987. It was made of nickel, was 22.75 mm in diameter and had a weight of 7 g.
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« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2019, 01:56:08 PM »




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« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2019, 01:57:34 PM »




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« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2019, 01:58:55 PM »
Time for another rest before I post about the final developments. The topic is once more open for comments in the meantime.  :)
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Re: Belgian franc: from 1948 until the euro
« Reply #53 on: April 10, 2019, 02:28:03 PM »
The 5F design I liked (and like). A stylized but still easily recognizable portrait of the king, an interesting font for the country name, and that somewhat subtle but obvious division into three thirds.

On the 1F coin those three thirds almost look like a Mercedes-Benz logo. ;) And the 50F piece is similar to the 5F but less ... hmm ... delicate. In the lower half, two thick lines go from the edge towards the center, and the upper half is almost empty.

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Re: Belgian franc: from 1948 until the euro
« Reply #54 on: April 10, 2019, 03:39:50 PM »
Very badly designed coins, meaningless themes and no consistency whatsoever between the themes of the coins.There are no olive trees in Belgium, oak trees are not typically Belgian, unbelievable they used such caricature to refer to the constitution and if a God had existed surely it would have created something better than Belgium. The only thing I like designwise is the obverse of the 100 francs coin first issued in 1948.

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« Reply #55 on: April 10, 2019, 04:20:04 PM »




King Baudouin died 31 July 1993. In 1994 a new series of coins was issued, portraying King Albert II.

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« Reply #57 on: April 10, 2019, 04:31:27 PM »




The French language version of the 5 francs coin.
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The Dutch language version of the 5 francs coin.
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« Reply #59 on: April 10, 2019, 04:42:46 PM »




The Dutch language version of the 20 francs coin.
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