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  • 1 Franc 1942-1947, KM# 128, Belgium, Leopold III
  • 1 Franc 1942-1947, KM# 128, Belgium, Leopold III

Leopold III (1901–1983) reigned as King of the Belgians from 1934 until 1951, when he abdicated in favour of the heir apparent, his son Baudouin. From 1944 until 1950, Leopold's brother, Charles, served as prince regent while Leopold was declared incompetent to rule. In 1950, the debate about whether Leopold could resume his royal duties provoked a political crisis known as the Royal Question.

Engraver: Marcel Rau


Depicts the arms of Brabant (a shield with a rampant lion), acorns above, the state title in Flemish
(on the left) and French (on the right).

The Arms of Brabant were first used probably by Count Lambert I of Louvain, the lion is also documented in a 1306 town's seal of Kerpen, together with the red lion of Limburg. Today these arms are used by the Kings of the Belgians.



Depicts crowned mirrored monogram of Leopold III dividing value, date below.

1 LᴵᴵᴵL F


1 Franc

KM# 128 Schön# 88 LA# BFM-100
Material Zinc
Weight 4.25 g
Diameter 21.5 mm
Thickness 1.93 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Royal Belgian Mint

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