• 2 Francs 1944, KM# 133, Belgium
  • 2 Francs 1944, KM# 133, Belgium
Description

The 2 franc coin was minted by the United States in 1944 in preparation for the Allied liberation of Belgium. This coin was made with the blank planchets of the 1943 steel Wheat penny (Steel War Penny). Some of these coins have a slightly different weight, and thus their blank planchets would have been specifically made for this foreign denomination.

Engraver: Armand Bonnetain

Obverse

Sprays below bilingual legend with a five-pointed star at top.


BELGIQUE
BELGIE

Reverse

Underlined denomination flanked by sprays, date below.

2 FR
1944

Edge

2 Francs

Allied Occupation Coinage
KM# 133 LA# BFM-121
Characteristics
Material Zinc Coated Steel
Weight 2.75 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.25 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Philadelphia Mint (no mintmark)

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