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  • 5 Centimes 1938-1939, KM# 110, Belgium, Leopold III
  • 5 Centimes 1938-1939, KM# 110, 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: Oscar Jespers


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.



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

Ghent is a city and a municipality in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province and after Antwerp the largest municipality of Belgium.

Liège is a major Walloon city and municipality and the capital of the Belgian province of Liège.

Arlon is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in and capital of the province of Luxembourg. With a population of just over 28,000, it is the smallest provincial capital in Belgium. Arlon is also the capital of its cultural region: the Arelerland (Land of Arlon in Luxemburgish).



5 Centimes

KM# 110 Schön# 78 LA# BFM-27
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.23 mm
Shape round with a center hole
Alignment -
Alt # KM# 110.1, KM# 110.2
Royal Belgian Mint

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