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Belgium 1/4, 1/2, 1, and 2 Francs  1833 to 1844
Belgium 1/4, 1/2, 1, and 2 Francs 1833 to 1844

These old coins from Belgium were minted from 1833 to 1844 with the effigy of the monarch, Leopold of Belgium on the obverse, and the wreathed date and denomination on the reverse.

CoinQuest thanks eBay seller liancollect for use of their coin photo. It is a nice coin without any problems like scratches, stains, spots, or cleanings; a fine addition to any collection.

DO NOT CLEAN YOUR COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

1/4 FRANC (1834 to 1844): 0.036 troy ounces silver
1/2 FRANC 1833 to 1844): 0.072 ounces silver
1 FRANC (1833 to 1844): 0.145 ounces
2 FRANCS (1834 to 1844): 0.289 ounces

These coins can be quite valuable. We have provided approximate catalog values below, but, if you have a nice-looking example of one of these coins, it would be a good idea to enlist the help of a knowledgeable collector or professional coin dealer. Detailed catalogs show a few variations of these coins which can affect value relative to the approximate values shown below.

1/4 FRANC:
worn: $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $280
well preserved: $400
fully uncirculated: $900
1/4 francs dated 1841 are quite rare, cataloging at $2000 in well preserved condition
1/4 francs dated 1844 are more common, divide these values by two

1/2 FRANC:
worn: $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $320
well preserved: $500
fully uncirculated: $1000
1/2 francs dated 1833 are rare, cataloging at $900 in well preserved condition
1/2 francs dated 1841 are quite rare, cataloging at $2500 in well preserved condition

1 FRANC:
worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $380
well preserved: $600
fully uncirculated: $1200
1 franc coins dated 1833 are rare, cataloging at $1000 in well preserved condition
1 franc coins dated 1833 with medal rotation* (see below) are quite rare, cataloging at $2000 in well preserved condition
1 franc coins dated 1841 are quite rare, cataloging at $1500 in well preserved condition
1 franc coins dated 1843 are rare, cataloging at $900 in well preserved condition

2 FRANCS:
worn: $125 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1000
well preserved: $2000
fully uncirculated: $4000
2 franc coins dated 1841 are very rare, cataloging at $6000 in well preserved condition
2 franc coins dated 1843 are more common, divide these values by two

These values, like all CoinQuest values, are approximations. The main differentiator in this series is the condition of the coin. In well preserved condition, without any problems, all dates are valuable.

As with *all* valuable coins, you must beware of counterfeits. Look at this CoinQuest link for a summary of our counterfeit coins and what to do about them.

*Sometimes medal rotation makes coins more valuable. To find out if your coin uses coin rotation or medal rotation, hold the coin right-side up between your thumb and index finger. Your thumb should be at the bottom of the coin and your index finger should be at the top, just over the king's head. Now flip the coin from left to right, like turning the page of a book. If the reverse side is up-side down, then you have coin rotation. If it is right-side up, you have medal rotation.

Michael, you should consider having your coin certified and graded by a numismatic service like PCGS, NGC, ICG or ANACS. Do not use other services.

Coin: 1786 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Michael Gaunt, Tue, 03-Nov-2009 13:00:28 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 02-Jun-2013 11:26:28 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 26-Jun-2015 02:51:08 GMT
Requester description: 1838 1 Franc 1838 * with laurel LEAVES or oak perhaps around the perimeter milled edge Obverse: Bust of man wearing laurel wreath around head, looking from right to left. LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES
Tags: belgium 1 4 2 francs franc belgisch belgian belge belgische belguiou belgien belgish belgie beleciqve beligiom belgen belgidue belciqve belges belgiue belgioue belgique belg belga franks frank fancs laurel leaves leaf oak perimeter milled mill obverse bust man wreath head leopold premier roi des leafs leave leaved leafed leafy leavs anverse boy male mann boys mans greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths premiere oesterreichische austria austriae ostereich austraiia avstri austriam osterriech austriacum osterreich avst avstria austrain avstriae austrie austr austrian sterreich oesterreich austro aust osterreichische avstr star starburst starrs stars burst

  

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