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