5 Franc Belgium Silver Leopold II of Belgium(1835 - 1909)


1874, Kingdom of Belgium, Leopold II. Large Silver 5 Francs (5 Frank) Coin.

Mint Year: 1874 Reference: KM-24. Engraver: Leopold Wiener. Denomination: 5 Francs / 5 Frank Material: Silver (.900) Diameter: 37mm Weight: 25gm

Obverse: Bearded bust of Leopold II left. Engraver´s name (“LEOP WIENER”) below. Legend: NLEOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES Reverse: Crowned Belgian shield, splitting value (5-F). All within wreath. Legend: L’UNION FAIT LA FORCE 1874

Leopold II (French: Leopold Louis Philippe Marie Victor, Dutch: Leopold Lodewijk Filips Maria Victor) (9 April 1835 – 17 December 1909) was King of the Belgians. Born the second (but eldest surviving) son of Leopold I, he succeeded his father to the throne in 1865 and remained king until his death. He was the brother of Empress Carlota of Mexico and first cousin to Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. The regime of the Leopold’s African colony, the Congo Free State, became one of the more infamous international scandals of the turn of the century. The famous 1904 report by the British Consul Roger Casement led to the arrest and punishment of white officials who had been responsible for cold-blooded killings during a rubber-collecting expedition in 1903 (including one Belgian national for causing the shooting of at least 122 Congolese people). Outside Belgium, he is chiefly remembered as the founder and sole owner of the Congo Free State, a private project undertaken by the King. The state included the entire area now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He ran the Congo as his personal fiefdom; for him it was a business venture. A friend of Henry Morton Stanley, he used Stanley to help him lay claim to the territory he called Congo. Leopold thought of himself as an astute businessman and he once spent a week in Seville studying Spanish records of their trade with their Latin American colonies.


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1868, Kingdom of Belgium, Leopold II. Silver 5 Francs (5 Frank) Coin. AU-/UNC! Mint Year: 1868 Reference: KM-24. Engraver: Leopold Wiener Denomination: 5 Francs / 5 Frank Condition: Scratches in left obverse field from improper cleaning (rubbing), light deposits, otherwise a nice AU/U ...

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1870, Kingdom of Belgium, Leopold II. Large Silver 5 Francs Coin. XF-AU! Mint Year: 1870 Reference: KM-24. Engraver: Leopold Wiener Denomination: 5 Francs / 5 Frank Condition: Minor bag-marks on edge, light scratches and light rub in fields, otherwise XF-AU! Material: Silver (.900) Di ...

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1872, Kingdom of Belgium, Leopold II. Silver 5 Francs (5 Frank) Coin. Brushed! Mint Year: 1872 Reference: KM-24. Engraver: Leopold Wiener Denomination: 5 Francs / 5 Frank Condition: Harshly cleaned/brished, otherwise AU+ Material: Silver (.900) Weight: 24.86gm Diameter: 37mm Obver ...

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BELGIUM 1871 5 FRANCS LION CROWN LEOPOLD II DES BELGES SILVER WORLD COIN

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Belgium - 5 Francs 1870 - Leopold II - Silver

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Belgium - 5 Francs 1868 - Leopold II - Silver
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