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:

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:

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
Requester description: beleciqve 20 olive branch on bottom mans face on back with no other markings around it 20 (f) ? Front: Belciqve
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Tags: belgium 20 francs franc belciqve belgie belgisch belgian belge belgische belguiou belgien belgish beleciqve beligiom belgen belgidue belges belgiue belgioue belgique belg belga franks frank fancs front olive branch mans man twigs sprig braches limb twig sprays sprigs branching branches branched boy male mann boys berry berries leaves leaf leafs leave leaved leafed leafy leavs




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