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Belgian Gold Coins

Belgian Gold Coins of Leopold I 1834 - 1865

Leopold I of Belgium reigned from 1831 to 1865. gold coins were issued from 1834 to 1865. We buy and sell these when available.

Technical Specifications

DenominationDiameterWeightFinenessGold Content
10 Francs16.53.1662.900.0916
20 Francs21.56.4516.900.1867
25 Francs22.57.9155.900.2291
40 Francs2712.9032.900.3734

Notes on Table

Weight = Weight in grams.
Gold Content = Fine gold content in troy ounces.

Description of Leopold I 20 Francs - Last Issue 1865


Bare head of King Leopold I facing right, with the inscription
Under the head is the engraver's name L. WIENER
There are two versions of this, one with a stop after the L, one with a comma. There is also a rare error with L. WINNER. Our photograph is of the error type.


Value 20 FRANCS and date 1865 in three lines within an oak wreath.


The edge has incuse 5-pointed stars with the incuse lettering:-

Prices & Availability

Please telephone for current prices and availability.
DateDenominationDescriptionGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
186520 FrancsLeopold I Rare Error L. WINNERabout VF1,548,000Yes£295550
186520 FrancsLeopold IFine1,548,000Yes£60$115

Quantity Purchases

For investors or collectors wishing to buy 20 Francs in quantity of 10 pieces or more, we can usually quote very competitive bullion rates on request.

Postage & Packing

UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping by Fedex $40 per order

Belgian Silver and Base Metal Coins

For silver and base metal coins of Belgium, please look at our original Chard Coins website.

Coins Wanted
We make an active market in almost all world coins, gold or otherwise, including Belgian gold coins, whether listed on this page or not. If you have any of these coins to sell, please contact us, or post them to us for appraisal and offer.

Obverse of 1865 Belgian Gold 20 Francs of Leopold I

Leopold I on Obverse of 1865 Belgian Gold 20 Francs


Reverse of 1865 Belgian Gold 20 Francs of Leopold I

Reverse of 1865 Belgian Gold 20 Francs of Leopold I

L. WINNER Error in Engraver's Name

L. WINNER Error in Engraver's Signature


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