Belgian Five Centimes

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Belgian copper-nickel five centimes, 1861

Diameter 18mm

The obverse features the number '5' over an elongated hexagon. The hexagon bears the inscription 'CENTIMES' inside and there is a star below. Around the outside is written 'LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DE BELGES' - 'Leopold I King of The Belgians'. The reverse features a single lion rampant. The inscription reads 'L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE', which translates as 'Strength through Unity', this is the Belgian national motto. The date is below between two stars.


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Donor ref:LEAMG : M995.1926.148 (66/16676)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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