Belgium 50 Centimes and 1 and 2 Francs 1866 to 1899
Coins from Belgium often carry inscriptions in Dutch and French. LEOPOLD II KONING DER BELGEN is Dutch (our primary picture), LEOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES is French (our secondary picture). Sometimes the inscription makes a difference in value.
This page applies to silver 50 centimes, 1 franc, and 2 franc coins with Leopold II and the lion/shield/crown reverse. Other similar coins were minted, but this page applies only to the ones that look like the pictures.
50 CENTIMES: 0.067 troy ounces silver
1 FRANC: 0.134 ounces
2 FRANCS: 0.268 ounces
The listings below are approximate catalog values which must be adjusted to get actual buy and sell values. Use our Terminology page to make the adjustments.
50 CENTIMES (50 CN on either side of shield)
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $150
fully uncirculated: $300
50 centimes dated 1868 are very valuable, cataloging for $2500 in well preserved condition
50 centimes dated 1881 are valuable, cataloging for $1000 in well preserved condition
50 centimes dated 1886 with LEOPOLD II KONING DER BELGEN are less valuable; divide the values above by two
1 FRANC (1 F on either side of shield)
worn: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $200
1 franc dated 1868 are very valuable, cataloging for $6500 in well preserved condition
1 franc dated 1881 are valuable, cataloging for $1500 in well preserved condition
2 FRANC (2 F on either side of shield)
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $90
well preserved: $400
fully uncirculated: $700
There is an interesting variety on the 2 franc coin. This is the kind of stuff that gets collector juices flowing. Look at the top of the crown on the reverse side. If you see a cross, the values above apply. But if no cross is present, then the values go up, about double. Cool, huh? This applies only to 2 franc coins dated 1866, 1867, adn 1868.
, Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: kay, Fri, 05-Apr-2013 20:33:19 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 06-Apr-2013 01:15:37 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 24-Mar-2015 15:18:49 GMT
Requester description: 1886 Circling around front of coin - LEOPOLD II KONING DER BELGEN (Then in smaller lettersat bottom of coin)L.WEINER Picture of man's head with hair and beard facing to the left. Small scalloped edging around outer edge of coin with scallops facing inward. Back of coin circling top half - 50 EENDRACHT MAAKT MACHT C With a smaller N with 2 horizontal lines underneath the N Bottom of coin, date shows 1886 There is a small design seperating the 8's in the date. Center of coin, is a shield with a upright standing lion facing to the left, crown on top of shield, crowns, lions, and other symbols in a pattern on sides and bottom of shield; 2 swords going through the shield. Showing only grips and ends of blades on each corner of shield. scalloped edging around outer cirle of coin with scallops facing inwards.
Tags: belgium 50 centimes centime 1 2 francs franc belgisch belgian belge belgische belguiou belgien belgia belgish belgie beleciqve beligiom belgen belgidue belciqve belgii belges belgiue belgioue belgique belg belga cmes franks frank fancs circling circle leopold ii koning koenig der weiner man head hair beard scalloped scallop scallops half eendracht maakt macht lines line 8 center offcenter shield upright column standing stand lion crown crowns lions symbols symbol swords sword ends end blades blade corner circled encircle circlet ring circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings loop circular circumscribed koeni konung konigr koningsryk kongeriket koenigin koningrik koenigreich koningrujk kongung kong koninklike koningin koin koningrijk koningryk konge konigreich kongeriget koninkrijk koen koenigreigh koeing konigin konig kongerike male mens mans hairdo hairline tee goty goatee gotee whiskers beared bearded whisker beareded wiskers lined lining bar bars off offset certer centre centers centered arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon piller pillars columns pillar stands crowned tiara tiarra crowning tiera tiger cougar tigers symbles symbal simbol symbels simble sworeds swordlike broadsword saber ending scepter