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Started by Figleaf, March 01, 2010, 12:19:56 AM
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Quote from: bart on March 10, 2010, 08:20:36 PMThese coins were intended to be silver, but they were struck during the Hunt-silver crisis. As silver was much too expensive, the government decided to struck these in copper-nickel, plated with silver. The layers are composed of 0.835 silver and make 20 % of the coin.
Quote from: bart on March 10, 2010, 08:20:36 PMYou're right about the 500 francs coin, Peter! I also find the "5 portraits as a map of Belgium" very appealing.
Quote from: FigleafI read the signature below the king's head as Ant. Luyckx. Is he related to Luc Luyckx?
Quote from: FigleafIt took a while to sink in, but I think that explains the white spot on the second coin: it's the copper-nickel coming through.