Coin Type Specifications
Region: Belgium
Denomination: 1 BEF
Diameter: 21 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Copper [75%] 3 (g)
Nickel [25%] 1 (g)
Total Mass: 4 (g)

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1950-1988 - 1 Franc - Baudouin I - French
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Belgium - 1950-1988 - 1 Franc - Baudouin I - French

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Coin Type Coins
1950-1988 - 1 Franc - Baudouin I - French Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 15 Coins
Copper : 45 Grams
Nickel : 15 Grams
Total Mass : 60 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 3 g $0.014
Nickel $4.494 $0.308 $0.010 1 g $0.010
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.024
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 15 Coins: $0.357
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-24-2017
15 Example Coins Found...

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Coin Type Description
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COIN TYPE DESCRIPTION
Years Minted: 1950-1988
Mint Marks:
Denomination: 1 BEF
Obverse Design: Head of Ceres and a cornucopia Lettering: * YEAR * RAU
Obverse Designer: Marcel Rau
Reverse Design: An oak branch underneath a crown Lettering: 1 FR = BELGIQUE =
Reverse Designer: Marcel Rau
1950-1988 - 1 Franc - Baudouin I - French

The franc (French: Franc, Dutch: Frank, German: Franken) was the currency of the Kingdom of Belgium from 1832 until 2002 when the euro was introduced into circulation. It was subdivided into 100 subunits, known as Centimes (French), Centiem (Flemish) or Centime (German).

As a consequence of the German occupation in 1940, the silver coinage was discontinued. In 1941, zinc replaced all other metals in the 5, 10 and 25 centimes, and 1 and 5 francs. In 1944 the Allies minted 25 million 2 franc coins at the Philadelphia Mint using leftover planchets for the 1943 steel cent. In 1948, cupro-nickel 5 francs and silver 50 and 100 francs were introduced, followed by silver 20 francs in 1949 and cupro-nickel 1 franc in 1950. Bronze 20 and 50 centimes followed in 1953 and 1952, respectively. The silver coinage ceased in 1955.

Cupro-nickel 25 centime coins replaced the 20 centime in 1964. Nickel 10 francs were introduced in 1969 (only struck until 1979), followed by bronze 20 francs in 1980 and nickel 50 francs in 1987. Aluminium-bronze replaced cupro-nickel in the 5 franc in 1986, whilst nickel-plated iron replaced cupro-nickel in the 1 franc in 1989.

Coins ceased to be convertible in 2004.

Value 1 franc
€ equivalent 2.48 cent
Diameter 21 mm
Weight 4.00 g
Composition Cu : 75% Ni : 25%
Obverse Ceres' head date
Reverse Crown, branch and value
First Minted 1950
Obsolete 1988

REF







1 Franc - Baudouin I french text
Source: en.numista.com

KM# 142
Features
Country Belgium
Years 1950-1988
Value 1 Franc (1 BEF)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.57 mm
Engraver Marcel Rau
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 03-22-1989
Edge Reeded

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