• 20 Francs 1980-1993, KM# 160, Belgium, Baudouin
  • 20 Francs 1980-1993, KM# 160, Belgium, Baudouin
Description

Baudouin (1930–1993) was King of the Belgians, following his father's abdication, from 1951 until his death in 1993. He was the last Belgian king to be sovereign of the Congo. Because he and his wife, Queen Fabiola, had no children, at Baudouin's death the crown passed to his younger brother, Albert II.

Engraver: Harry Elstrøm

Obverse

Depicts a portrait of King Baudouin facing left. Designer's name below, flanked by mint (right) and privy mark (left).

Mint mark: Head of archangel St. Michael is a patron saint of Brussels (Royal Belgian Mint).
Privy marks of the Royal Belgian Mint director: stylized blackbird with V on chest (Robert Vogeleer, 1963-1987) or scales (Romain Coenen, 1987-2009).

ELSTRØM

Reverse

Olive branch and value. Legend in Dutch above, year below.

BELGIË
20F
1980

Edge

Geometrical pattern (varieties in shape)

20 Francs

Dutch Text
KM# 160 LA# BFM-174
Characteristics
Material Nickel Bronze
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.65 mm
Thickness 2.27 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Royal Belgian Mint

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