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Belgium 20 Francs (BELCIQVE and BELGIE)  1980 to 1993
Belgium 20 Francs (BELCIQVE and BELGIE) 1980 to 1993

I guess people in Belgium don't use many words. This coin comes with two different legends identifying Belgium as the country of origin: BELGIE (Dutch) and BELGIQUE (French). The stylized 'U' (looks like a 'V') and a 'G' that looks like a 'C' on the French version confuses many. Including me.

These are modern coins made of nickel bronze. They are all low in value, except one:

ALL DATES WITH COIN ALIGNMENT:
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $5

Some coins have 'medal alignment' instead of 'coin alignment.' A 1980 coin with medal alignment is worth more:

1980 WITH MEDAL ALIGNMENT:
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $25

To determine if your coin has medal alignment, hold it between your thumb and forefinger with the head right-side up. Your thumb is on the bottom, near the neck, and your forefinger is on the top, near the scalp. Now turn the coin from left to right, like you are reading a book. If the 20 and leaves are right-side up, you have medal alignment. If they are up-side down, you have coin alignment.

Coin: 18029 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: shakeel, Sat, 11-Oct-2014 05:41:23 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 11-Oct-2014 15:03:27 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 19-Jun-2017 00:22:21 GMT
Requester description: beleciqve 20 olive branch on bottom mans face on back with no other markings around it
Tags: belgium 20 francs franc belciqve belgie belgisch belgian belge belgische belguiou belgien belgia belgish beleciqve beligiom belgen belgidue belgii belges belgiue belgioue belgique belg belga franks frank fancs olive branch mans man twigs stalks spray sprig limb stick twig sprays sprigs branching stalk branches branched sticks male mens berry berries leaves leaf greenery leafs boughs liafy bush leave leaved bough leafe leafed leafy leavs foliage

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