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  • 1 Franc 1950-1988, KM# 143, Belgium, Baudouin
  • 1 Franc 1950-1988, KM# 143, Belgium, Baudouin

Baudouin (1930–1993) was King of the Belgians from 1951 until his death in 1993. He was the last Belgian king to be sovereign of the Congo.

Engraver: Marcel Rau


Depicts a head of the goddess Ceres (on the left), a cornucopia (horn of plenty) on the right, the date on the left, engraver's surname below truncation.

In ancient Roman religion, Ceres was a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships. She was originally the central deity in Rome's so-called plebeian or Aventine Triad, then was paired with her daughter Proserpina in what Romans described as "the Greek rites of Ceres". Her seven-day April festival of Cerealia included the popular Ludi Ceriales (Ceres' games). She was also honoured in the May lustratio of the fields at the Ambarvalia festival, at harvest-time, and during Roman marriages and funeral rites.



An oak branch underneath a crown dividing value, country name in Dutch below.

1 FR


1 Franc

Dutch Text
KM# 143 Schön# 98 LA# BFM-102
Material Cupronickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.62 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # KM# 143.1, KM# 143.2
Royal Belgian Mint

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