5 Francs – Léopold II, Belgium
Handmade coin ring from 5 Francs, Belgium
- Metal: silver 0.900
- Years: 1865-1869
- Size of coin ring: 17-23mm (53-72)
About the coin:
The conquest of most of western Europe by revolutionary and Napoleonic France led to the French franc’s wide circulation. In the Austrian Netherlands (the current Belgium), the franc replaced the kronenthaler. This was in turn replaced by the Dutch guilder when the United Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed.
The portrait in left profile of Leopold I of Belgium is surrounded with the legend in French. Designer at the bottom.
LEOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES
Translation: LEOPOLD II KING OF THE BELGIANS
Coat of arms within wreath dividing value. Motto in French above and year below.
L’UNION FAIT LA FORCE
Translation: UNITY MAKES STRENGTH
Plain with lettering
Lettering: DIEU PROTEGE LA BELGIQUE ***
Translation: GOD PROTECTS BELGIUM
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NOTE: This is a handmade coin ring that used to be in circulation, which means that each coing ring is slightly different from the other. The ring you receive will not be exactly as pictured. Each ring is unique.
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