• 50 Centimes 1907-1909, KM# 61, Belgium, Leopold II
  • 50 Centimes 1907-1909, KM# 61, Belgium, Leopold II
Description

Leopold II (1835–1909) reigned as the second King of the Belgians from 1865 to 1909 (the longest reign of any Belgian monarch) and became known for the founding and exploitation of the Congo Free State as a private venture. He was responsible for the death of 15 million African people.

Engraver: Thomas Vinçotte

Obverse

Bearded head of Leopold II left, legend 'Leopold II: King of the Belgians' in Dutch around. Name of the engraver below.

LEOPOLD II KONING DER BELGEN
TH.VINÇOTTE

Reverse

Denomination above date within a wreath of maple and oak branches.

50
CENT.ᴺ
1907

Edge

50 Centimes

Dutch Text
KM# 61 LA# BFM-71
Characteristics
Material Silver
Fineness 0.835
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # KM# 61.1, KM# 61.2

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