Belgium 5 Francs  1941 to 1947
Belgium 5 Francs 1941 to 1947

Belgium has a proud history of nice-looking coins. When the Germans took over during World War II, trashy zinc coins replaced some of the nice ones. These 5 franc coins today look even worse than they did back then. It is almost impossible to find nice-looking examples.

The un-appeal of these coins keep collector values low. Only a few end-of-the-war dates carry decent value. All other dates run roughly like this:

worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $25

More valuable coins are:

1945 with DER BELGEN inscription: $80 in average circulated
1947 with DES BELGES inscription: $50
1947 with DER BENGEN inscription: $500

Coin: 8093 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Tyler, Thu, 07-Jul-2011 23:30:31 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 02-Dec-2013 03:13:37 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 24-Nov-2015 14:36:10 GMT
Requester description: 1941 Crown on top has a big 5 with Fr in the inside./ says leopold 111 koning der belgen
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I have one of these that is completely black but with complete detail and without any traces of white, would it (or any other zinc coins in general) be considered average circulated or well preserved? - jeronimo
Hi Jeronimo -- Ha! Grading coins is hard enough without adding the complexity of old zinc coins. If your coin has complete detail, e.g., hair, ear, mouth, crown, etc, and the coin looks nice (good eye appeal, not repulsive) then I'd give it a 'well preserved' or 'extra fine.' With zinc coins, I only consider 'overall eye appeal' and assign grade that way. Most of them look repulsive. If you can find one that actually looks nice, then you've got something. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have one of these mint condition how would i go about selling it - danny
Nice. Uncirculated specimens of this coin are rare. There are three ways to sell coins, and you must choose one. We have features on this site to help. Please read our page on this topic [PRESS HERE]. Then consider taking out a free ad for your coin on CoinQuest. Using our free ads is very informative. Our ads address all the topics you must work with to sell a coin. - CoinQuest (Paul)




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