BELGIUM, 5 francs, 1853


BELGIUM, KINGDOM, 5 francs, 1853, silver, 0.7234 ozT, KM17, edge bump, VF

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Belgium and the Netherlands are the “Low Countries.” During the wars of the Reformation what is now Belgium stayed with the Catholic Holy Roman Empire, while the Protestant Netherlands broke away. After the Napoleonic wars Belgium was held by Netherlands for a few decades but the relationship was bad and Belgium broke away.