1873 5 Francs Leopold II of Belgium

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Issuer: The Royal Mint of Belgium 
King Leopold II (1865-1909)
Year: 1873
Value: 5 Francs 
Composition: Silver (.900)
Weight: 25 g

 

Obverse
The portrait in left profile of Leopold II of Belgium surrounded with the legend in French and the designer's name at the bottom.

Lettering:
LEOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES
LEOP WIENER

Translation:
Leopold II King of the Belgians
LEOP WIENER

Engraver: Leopold Wiener

Reverse:
The Belgian coat of arms within a wreath dividing the value with a motto in French above and the year below.

Lettering:
L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE
5 F
1871

Translation:
Unity Makes Strength
5 F
1871

Edge:
Plain with lettering

Lettering: DIEU PROTEGE LA BELGIQUE ***

Translation: God Protects Belgium