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  • 50 Centimes 1922-1933, KM# 87, Belgium, Albert I
  • 50 Centimes 1922-1933, KM# 87, Belgium, Albert I

Albert I (1875–1934) reigned as King of the Belgians from 1909 to 1934. This was an eventful period in the History of Belgium, which included the period of World War I (1914–1918), when 90 percent of Belgium was overrun, occupied, and ruled by the German Empire. Other crucial issues included the adoption of the Treaty of Versailles, the ruling of the Belgian Congo as an overseas possession of the Kingdom of Belgium along with the League of Nations mandate of Ruanda-Urundi, the reconstruction of Belgium following the war, and the first five years of the Great Depression (1929–1934). King Albert died in a mountaineering accident in eastern Belgium in 1934, at the age of 58, and he was succeeded by his son Leopold.

Engraver: Armand Bonnetain


Depicts a kneeling wounded Liberty with sword and circular shield above exergue surrounded by the country name in French above. Designer initials to the left.



Depicts a caduceus, surrounded with the facial value, bearing the text "Good For" in French above and date below.

The caduceus is the traditional symbol of Hermes and features two snakes winding around an often winged staff.

50 Ces
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50 Centimes

French Text
KM# 87 Schön# 60 LA# BFM-75
Material Nickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.45 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Royal Belgian Mint

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