Belgian Ten Centimes

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Date:1861

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Belgian copper-nickel ten centimes, 1861

Diameter 21mm

The obverse features the number '10' over an elongated hexagon. The hexagon bears the word 'CENTIMES', with a star below. Around the outside is the inscription 'LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DE BELGES', 'Leopold I King of the Belgians'. The reverse features a lion rampant, underneath which is the name of the engraver, Braemt. 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 : M995.1926.150 (66/16678)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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