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Live auction - fwo_469071 - BELGIUM - KINGDOM OF BELGIUM - LEOPOLD II 5 Francs 1865

BELGIUM - KINGDOM OF BELGIUM - LEOPOLD II 5 Francs 1865  XF/AU
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Estimate : 220 €
Price : 120 €
Maximum bid : 120 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 18:13:41
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : 5 Francs
Date: 1865
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 37 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 25 g.
Edge : inscription en relief : DIEU PROTEGE LA BELGIQUE ***
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie a été légèrement nettoyée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LEOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES.
Obverse description : Tête nue à gauche de Léopold II, roi des belges.

Reverse


Reverse legend : L’UNION FAIT LA FORCE / 1865.
Reverse description : écu couronné de Belgique entre deux rameaux d’olivier, valeur faciale.

Historical background


BELGIUM - THE 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 gave him three daughters: Louise, Stephanie, and Clementine. He leaned over England referred to repel Napoleon III from 1866 to 1869. His reign was marked by economic and industrial development of Belgium, which became more a major colonial power through personal annexation of the Congo by King at the Congress of Berlin in 1885. Without a male heir, his nephew Albert I succeeded him in 1909. He had left the Congo to Belgium in 1908.

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