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1913 Belgium 5 Centime coin with Belgique Legend (French)

IMO, this Belgian coin is in F16 to VF20. The donut hole is original to the coin: it is not post-mint damage.

On the obverse, the legend wraps around the coin from 8:00 to 4:00. It reads “Royaume de Belgique**”. There are pillars of some kind forming a letter “A” around the hole in the center of the coin and supporting a crown at 12:00.

On the reverse, an olive branch curves from 5:00 to 12:00, and the legend reads “5 Ces.

1913 Belgium 5 Centime coin with Belgique Obverse

1913 Belgium 5 Centime coin with Belgique Obverse

1913 Belgium 5 Centime coin with Belgique Reverse

1913 Belgium 5 Centime coin with Belgique Reverse

Identification code: Belgium KM-66 (minted 1910-1932)

Date: 1913

Mint Mark: n/a

Mintage: 5,005,000

Country of origin: Belgium

Composition: Copper Nickel

Size: 18 mm

Weight: unknown

Other details: There is a 1913/0 error for this coin: I don’t know how to identify it, so this may be an example of that common error.

This coin was minted with the French legend – there are also similar 5 cent pieces with the Dutch legend “KONINKRIJK BELGIE” but none were minted in 1913; they are worth about the same.

Estimated Value: $0.75-$1.50 in VF30. Here is a good resource for evaluating similar 5 centimes coins from Belgium.