Auction :: Autumn 2019

Silver Proof essai 5 Francs 1866

World - Belgium - Leopold II (1865-1909)
Silver Proof essai 5 Francs 1866, Wiener



Description

World - Belgium - Leopold II (1865-1909), Silver Proof essai 5 Francs 1866, Wiener (Silver, 22.72 gr, 37.00 mm) Larger head, engraver's name below truncation LEOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES. Rev. Crowned arms on ornate shield divide denomination, wreath surrounds L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE. Plain edge Dupriez 997. about Uncirculated .

Proof essay struck with plain edge. Of the highest rarity.

It was probably cut in two by the mint.

Willem Van Alsenoy, Auction 50 (6th December 2003), Lot 439