25 centimes (World War II Belgian coin)

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25 centimes
Belgium
Value 25 Belgian centimes
Mass 6.5 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.8 - 1.9 mm
Edge Plain
Composition 100% Zn
Years of minting 1941 - 1947
Obverse
Belgium 25 centimes 1944 obverse.jpg
Design Royal mongram
Lettering:
L III L 1941
Reverse
Belgium 25 centimes 1944 reverse.jpg
Design Denomination and three escutcheons
Lettering:
Belgique Belgie
(1941-1947)
Belgie Belgique
(1942-1947) 25c

The 25 centimes coin was minted between 1941 and 1947, first by the Germans during the occupation of Belgium, and then by the Belgian government after World War II ended. The coin composed of 100% zinc, and was an emergency issue type. There are also two different varieties.

Varieties[edit]

Belgique-Belgie lettering
Year Mintage Notes
1941 Rare
1942 14,400,000
1943 21,600,000
1945 Rare
1946 21,428,000
1947 300,000 Rare (Not circulated)

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Belgie-Belgique lettering
Year Mintage Notes
1942 14,400,000
1943 21,600,000
1944 25,960,000
1945 8,200,000
1946 11,652,000
1947 316,000 (Est. mintage) Rare

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