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Belgium - 50 Centimes [thin] 1915 Ghent WWI German Occupation

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These are often listed on European coin sites as having two types, one with a 'thick 50' and the other with a 'thin 50', from photos this piece appears to be the thin variety. KM does not document the different types. I'll soon present here all of the regular issues of Ghent with a full story of these unusual emergency war issues, please check back soon.
OB: Lettering: .STAD=GENT. VILLE DE GAND; [Translation: City of Ghent]
RX: UIT BETAALBAAR ° OP 1 JANUARIJ 1917°; at center 1915 50 CEN (unclear); REMBOURSABLE ° LE 1 JANVIER 1917 °; [Translation: Convertable (reimbursable] on 1 January 1917. 512,000 struck of both varieties.
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Here's a link to the article I wrote for the "NI Bulletin" [Sep/Oct 2023], the bimonthly publication of Numismatics International. It explores the conditions of the WWI minting of these unusual emergency coins of Ghent, Belgium - click this: [ link ]
· Date: March 7, 2021 · Views: 628 · Filesize: 139.0kb · Dimensions: 900 x 455 ·
Keywords: Belgium - 50 Centimes 1915 Ghent WWI German Occupation
Denomination: 50 Centimes
Reference #: KM# Tn1
Date/Mintmark: 1915
Condition: XF+
Weight: ~ 16mm
Metal: brass & copper plated iron

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