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fwo_879981 - BELGIUM - KINGDOM OF BELGIUM - LEOPOLD II 2 Francs 50e anniversaire de l’indépendance 1880

BELGIUM - KINGDOM OF BELGIUM - LEOPOLD II 2 Francs 50e anniversaire de l’indépendance 1880  AU
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Price : 80.00 €
Type : 2 Francs 50e anniversaire de l’indépendance
Date: 1880
Quantity minted : 118000
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 835 ‰
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,96 g.
Edge : cannelée
Coments on the condition:
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Obverse


Obverse legend : LEOPOLD I * LEOPOLD II / L.WIENER.
Obverse description : portraits de Léopold Ier au premier plan et de Léopold II au second plan, têtes à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ROYAUME DE BELGIQUE / 1830 * 1880.
Reverse description : écu couronné de Belgique.

Historical background


BELGIUM - KINGDOM OF BELGIUM - LEOPOLD II

(10/12/1865-17/12/1909)

Leopold II (9/04/1835-17/12/1909) is the eldest son of Leopold I and Louise d'Orléans. He married Marie-Henriette, Archduchess of Austria, who bore him three daughters: Louise, Stéphanie, and Clémentine. He relied on England to repel the aims of Napoleon III in 1866-1869. His reign was marked by the economic and industrial development of Belgium, which also became a great colonial power thanks to the personal annexation of the Congo by the king at the Congress of Berlin in 1885. Without a male heir, his nephew Albert I succeeded him. in 1909. He bequeathed the Congo to Belgium in 1908.

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