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Belgium 5 and 10 Centimes  1861 to 1901
Belgium 5 and 10 Centimes 1861 to 1901

Nice coin. These coins were minted from 1861 to 1901 and there are a few *better dates* in the 5 and 10 centimes series. Fist we address the common dates, then list the better dates below.

Like most coins from Belgium, two sets of inscriptions are used:

French:
L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE
LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES

Dutch:
EENDRACHT MAAKT MACHT
LEOPOLD II KONING DER BELGEN

COMMON DATES 5 AND 10 CENTIMES:
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $20

The values quoted here are inflated catalog values. Use our Important Terminology link to gain an understanding of what 'catalog value' means.

1901 is a transitional date for several Belgium coins. Check this CoinQuest page if your coin is dated 1901 for a comparison to other, similar coins. This page applies only to coins that look like the picture at the upper right.

The list below gives the better date, followed by two catalog values. The first value is for the coin in worn condition, the second is for well-preserved condition. As always, scratches, spots, and stains take away from value. The only thing that takes away more value than scratches, spots, and stains is cleaning. Do not clean your coin. Cleaning ruins value.

5 CENTIMES:
1864 $4 $120
1898 $8 $70
1900 $5 $65

10 CENTIMES:
1864 $2 $40
1895 $15 $140 (must have legend L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE to be worth this much)
1898 $3 $20
1901 $30 $200

If your coin is not in the two lists above, then it is a common date coin. Refer to the COMMON DATE section for values.

Coin: 1638 , Genre: Central Europe North South
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Answered by: Paul, Sat, 02-Mar-2013 18:34:53 GMT
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Requester description: 1901 10 centimes belgium coin leopold ii roi desbelgeson one side l,union fait la force on th other with a lion rampant
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