Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by POPPY, Apr 27, 2006.
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The 1944 Belgium 2 Franc was made from leftover steel blanks from the U.S 1943 cents and then were sent over to Belgium to be used in their coins.
As for value-I have not the slighest clue.
Poppy to CoinTalk, with either a hitherto unknown variety, or a mistaken description.
The 1943 US cents were zinc coated steel, and, as YNcoinpro said, leftover planchets were used by the US Mint to strike 2 franc Belgian coins in 1944.
KM#133 is listed in the 2006 Standard Catalog of World Coins at $1.50 in XF.
Frankly, although I have a large number of aluminum coins from many countries, including aluminum/bronze alloys, I have never heard of aluminum being used as a plating material over any other coinage metal. Why do you think yours has an aluminum skin
If you're sure it's not a run-of-the-mill steeie, please post pictures.
What book is that?
Both Yeoman's Modern World Coins and the Krause Standard Catalog of World Coins describe the coin as being struck on US 1943 one cent zinc-coated steel planchets.
You graded yours at XF in your original post, and as I said in my first post to this thread, that's in the catalog at $1.50.
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