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BELGIUM

Leopold I (1831-1865)
#390549 1840 AE medal by Laurent Joseph Hart commemorating the bicentennial of Pierre-Paul Ruben's death and the commissioning of his monument in Groenplaats. Obv: draped bust of the artist three-quarters left wearing a jaunty chapeau, legend around; Reverse: View of the Ruben's monument legend in two lines around, Ø 73 mm; 227.18 g with nice mahogany toning, XF
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#390550 1845 AE medal by Laurent Joseph Hart, commemorating Eugene Sue’s publication of "Wondering Jew" in 1844. Obv: Sue’s bust l, legend around, rx: lightening bolts and spring crossed. The legend reads: Belgian liberals have Eugene Sue. His pen blasts "Hydra Brava" Rome and Kings. Board. 1184 Wurzb. 8633 Tiny nicks on rx. 54 mm, 87.2g VF-XF
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#360247 1852, AE medal of Pierre Theodore Verhaegen, Belgian lawyer and politician by Leopold Wiener, 67 mm, VF-XF
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$125.00

Leopold II (1865-1909)
#340394 1905 AE medal by A. Michaux for Industrial Exhibition in Liege, Ø 30 mm, XF
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Albert (1909-1934)
#390551 1914 AE medal, silver plated to commemorate Belgian Gratitude for American Generosity by Godefroid Devreese (signed: G.DEVREESE obverse & reverse). Obv: LL. MM. ALBERT - ET ELIZABETH co-joined busts facing left. Rx: GENEROSITE AMERIQUE BELGIQUE - GRATITUDE / 1914 - Columbia gives wheat to Belgian family (much of Belgium's food was provided by a U.S. relief effort headed by future President Herbert Hoover). AU, silver plating did not lay evenly, #216; 70mm, smooth rounded edge. There were definitely difficulties at the mint with silver plating of that particular medal. I have seen several of them with similar problems. XF
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Leopold II (1934-1951)
#240634 1945, AE medal commemorating Flemish writer August Vermeylen, the leader of neo-romanticist group "Today and Tomorrow" J. Fonson punched on the edge, Ø 60mm, XF
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$20.00
#430124 ND, AE medal awarder to A. Steffen-Import at the Brussels International Fair, 71 mm x 52 mm, XF
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$50.00

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