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This is a modest collection of second millennium gold coins of Belgium from the late-1800s into the 20th Century

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KINGDOM

20 Francs - 1875

KM-037 - 6,45 g

Mintage - 4,134M

The obverse features a bust of King Leopold II (b1835-d1909).  The legend LEOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES (Leopold II King of the Belgians) surrounds the bust.  The designer's initials LW are below the bust along with the date 1875.  The reverse has the Belgian arms with the French legend L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE (Unity makes Strength) around the top. The denominations flank the the bottom of the arms.


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20 Francs - 1878

KM-037 - 6,45 g 

Mintage - 2,595M

The obverse features a bust of King Leopold II (b1835-d1909).  The legend LEOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES (Leopold II King of the Belgians) surrounds the bust.  The designer's initials LW are below the bust along with the date 1878.  The reverse has the Belgian arms with the French legend L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE (Unity makes Strength) around the top. The denominations flank the the bottom of the arms.


20 Francs - 1914

KM-078 - 6,45 g 

Mintage - 0,125M

The obverse displays a bust of King Albert (b1876-d1934) surrounded by the French legend ALBERT-ROI-DES-BELGES.  The reverse has the Belgian arms with the denomination 20 F. flanking the the sides of the arms.  The date 1914 is at the bottom.


20 Francs - 1914

KM-079 - 6,45 g  - 21 mm

Mintage - 0,125M

The obverse displays a bust of King Albert (b1876-d1934) surrounded by the Flemish legend ALBERT-KONING-DER-BELGEN.  The reverse has the Belgian arms with the denomination 20 F.  flanking the the sides of the arms.  The date 1914 is at the bottom. The coin has a lettered edge enscribed GOD BESCHERM BELGIE.


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