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Belgium - 1 Franken
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Belgium - Ghent 50 C
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Belgium - 1 Franken Ghent 1915

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This is the version with a FAINT first sq. dot between 1 . 1 . 1919. I have three examples here in the Moneta Museum now. One with full dots, one with no 1st dot, and this one that shows a weak dot. There's a better than even chance that KM, that shows varieties with and w/o the dot, is mistaken. I think the die became filled and that the version with a weak 1st dot is mere a transitional example of coin with just one die type (two dividing sq. dots). Toned color with a fair amount of wear.
OB, brass on iron: Rampant lion to the left within circles with a legend in Dutch (above) and French (below). Lettering: STAD = GENT (Flemish); VILLE DE GAND (French). Rampant Lion, symbol of Ghent, in the center. RX, copper on iron: 1915, 1 FR (Franken) at the center; Lettering: =REMBOURSABLE=UITBETAALBAAR=1.1.1919. [Translation: Refundable 1.1.1919]. 370,000 struck between all types.
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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 ]
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Keywords: Belgium 1 Franken Ghent 1915
Denomination: 1 Franken
Reference #: KM# Tn2, LA# BLU-GT5.4
Date/Mintmark: 1915
Condition: VF
Weight: 3.22 g. 22 mm
Metal: brass & copper on iron (mild steel)

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