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Coin ... Fait LaForce 5 cents

Object Number: 
1622
Date: 
1884
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 2 in. ( 2.5 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 

Belgian five centimes coin. Obverse shows a seated lion holding a tablet bearing the words "CONSTITUTION BELGE 1884", the legend reads "L' UNION FAIT LA FORCE 5 CENTS BRAEMT F." On the reverse the legend reads, "LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES 1842" encircling a crown with two ribbons above a stylized floral design.

Gallery Label: 

"Braemt F." stands for "Braemt fecit" ie made by Braemt, in this case Joseph-Pierre Braemt.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. A.F. Bleecker, 1930
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group