• 10 Centimes 1941-1946, KM# 126, Belgium, Leopold III
  • 10 Centimes 1941-1946, KM# 126, Belgium, Leopold III
Description

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: Oscar Jespers

Obverse

Crowned monogram of Leopold III, date below.

Some monarchies never had a physical crown, just a heraldic representation, as in the constitutional kingdom of Belgium.

1941

Reverse

Coats of arms of Antwerp (left), Namur (middle) and Hasselt (right) surrounded by bilingual legends (Flemish on the left, French on the right). Value and engraver's initials below.

BELGIE-BELGIQUE
10c
O. JESPERS

Edge

10 Centimes

BELGIE-BELGIQUE
KM# 126 Schön# 86 LA# BFM-45
Characteristics
Material Zinc
Weight 4 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.63 mm
Shape round with a center hole
Alignment Coin
Mint
Royal Belgian Mint

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