Belgian One Centime

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Date:1865 - 1909 (c.)

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Belgian copper 1 centime, c.1865-1909

Diameter 16mm

The obverse features the monogram of Leopold II with a crown above. The inscription reads 'LEOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES', meaning 'Leopold II King of the Belgians'. The date below is illegible on this example. The reverse features a seated lion with its paw on the Belgian Constitution. Above is the Belgian national motto 'L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE', meaning 'Strength through Unity'. The denomination is below with the name 'BRAEMT F', possibly that of the designer or engraver.

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Donor ref:LEAMG : M4272.1994.169 (66/17222)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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