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Spencer Collection Belgium Gold 20 Francs - 2nd

Current Statistics
Rank

2
GPA with Top Bonuses

61.500
GPA Weighted

61.500
Complete

25.00%
Set Rating

18.923

About This Set: In 1865 Italy, France, Switzerland, Belgium and Greece created the Latin Monetary Union. The Latin Monetary Union (LMU) was a 19th century attempt to unify several European currencies, at a time when most circulating coins were still made of gold and silver. It was established in 1865 and disbanded
in 1927. After a while many other countries started minting their coins following the above standards, although not all of them formally joined the Union: Spain, Romania, Austria, Bulgaria, Venezuela, Serbia, Montenegro, S. Marino and the Papal State. This system based on silver and gold (called bimetallism) created a fixed exchange rate also with countries whose monetary unit was based on different standards but nevertheless bound to gold (gold standard). The gold and silver coins of the LMU countries had the same weight, diameter and precious metal content and could freely circulate within the other country members (just like today with the Euro).

Spencer Collection Belgium Gold 20 Francs

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1865 25192 1865 20 Fr AU58 3 6 511
Belgium, Gold 20 Franc. KM#23. 6.4516 Grams of .900 Purity, for .1867 AGW. Approximately 1/3 of the 1865 mintage was struck in 1866. Every variety of name below the bust exists both in position A and position B, with the values being the same.
1867 150792 1867 20 Fr
1868 25203 1868 20 Fr
1869 428631 1869 20 Fr
1870 1870 20 Fr
1871 1871 20 Fr
1874 1874 20 Fr
1875 25211 1875 20 Fr MS65 115 29 11529
Belgium, Gold 20 Franc. KM#37. Dated 1875, Gem MS65
1876 25212 1876 20 Fr MS65 8 2 82
Belgium, 20 Gold Franc. KM#37. Dated 1876, Gem MS65, Only 2 graded higher.
1877 25214 1877 20 Fr
1878 25215 1878 20 Fr
1882 25217 1882 20 Fr