Coin, Belgium, 500 Francs
1980 - Brussels - AU(55-58) - Silver Clad Copper-Nickel
150th Anniversary of Independence
Map of Belgium
Heads of the 5 kings on incuse discs Léopold I, Léopold II, Albert I, Léopold III & Baudouin.
150 ans l’indépendance de la Belgique - 150 years of the independence of Belgium
1830 BELGIQUE 1980
- Country: Belgium
- Denomination: 500 Francs
- Year: 1980
- Mint name: Brussels
- Composition: Silver Clad Copper-Nickel
- Diameter: 37
- Subject: 150th Anniversary of Independence
- Mintage: 1000000
- KM: 161
An “AU(55-58)” quality
As in numismatics, it is important that the state of conservation of an item be carefully evaluated before it is offered to a discerning collector with a keen eye.
This initially obscure acronym comprising two words describing the state of conservation is explained clearly here:
This means – more prosaically – that the coin has been in circulation but sufficiently little that its original beauty is preserved almost in its entirety. The wear is barely visible and any other defect can only be identified with a magnifying glass or a particularly keen eye. The number (55-58) indicates that between three quarters and almost all of the original luster remains.