Hold a piece of history with this 5 Francs coin, struck over 135 years ago during the rule of Belgium’s longest-reigning monarch – King Leopold II. Though best known for his imperial ambitions in Africa’s Congo region, Leopold was also responsible for creating Brussels’ Arcade du Cinquantenaire. This stunning landmark was created in 1880 to honor 50 years of Belgian independence.
This large-size 90% silver coin struck from 1865-1878 depicts Leopold II on the obverse. The crowned arms is shown surrounded by a wreath on the reverse, with the inscription l’union fait la force (“Unity Makes Strength”) above. Order now to bring home this classic silver coin!
- Countries: Belgium
- Product Type: Single Products
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