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Belgium 5 Francs  1930 to 1934
Belgium 5 Francs 1930 to 1934

Belgium issued these coins in nickel between 1930 and 1934. In silver they would carry more value. But, since they are made of nickel, catalog values run like this:

worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $30

Some coins have inscriptions DES BELGES and some have DER BELGEN. This does not affect value except as shown below.

Use our Terminology page to properly interpret these values.

The values above apply to all but a few coins, but there are a few noteworthy exceptions to the values above. Coins dated 1934 are more rare than all the other dates, as follows:

5 FRANCS DATED 1934 WITH DES BELGES
worn: $30 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $75
well preserved: $150
fully uncirculated: $400

5 FRANCS DATED 1934 WITH DER BELGEN
worn: $8 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $100

Coins dated 1930 are also noteworthy. If you have one with medal alignment, rather than coin alignment, you have a rare piece:

5 FRANCS DATED 1930 WITH MEDAL ALIGNMENT
worn: $18 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $300

To determine if your 1930 coin has medal alignment, hold it between your fingers with your index finger at the top of Albert's head and your thumb at the bottom, by his neck. Turn the coin from left to right, like you are turning the pages of a book. If the reverse side is upside down, you have the normal coin alignment, but if the reverse is readable (right side up), then you have medal alignment and the coin is more valuable.

Coin: 14595 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: April Hamilton, Sat, 18-May-2013 11:24:14 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 18-May-2013 19:58:51 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 24-Sep-2014 15:58:06 GMT
Requester description: 1932 Albert Roi, Des Belges, Un Belga 5, Francs 1932 5
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Comments

What about Belgium 5 Francs 1933? - nasarmar
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value average circulated: $5 well preserved: $10 fully uncirculated: $30 - CoinQuest (Paul)

  

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