Item: i57142 Authentic Coin of. Belgium under Baudouin – King: 17 July 1951 31 July 1993 Brussels World’s Fair Commemorative 1958 Silver 50 Francs (50 Frank) 30mm (12.47 grams) 0.835 Silver 0.3334 oz. Available for sale in my store. All coins of Belgium. Baudouin or Boudewijn (7 September 1930 31 July 1993) reigned as King of the Belgians , following his father’s abdication, from 1951 until his death in 1993. He was the eldest son of King Leopold III (190183) and his first wife, Princess Astrid of Sweden (190535). Because he had no children with his wife, Queen Fabiola of Belgium , the Crown passed to his younger brother, King Albert II of the Belgians (formerly Prince of Liège), following his death. He was a maternal first cousin of King Harald V of Norway , Princess Astrid of Norway , and Princess Ragnhild of Norway. Baudouin is the French form of his name, the form most commonly used outside Belgium; his Dutch name is Boudewijn. The English equivalent is Baldwin. Expo 58 , also known as the. Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles. , was held from 17 April to 19 October 1958. It was the first major. The Town Hall of the City of Brussels municipality. Nearly 15,000 workers spent three years building the 2 km. (490 acres) site on the. Plateau, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) northwest of. Many of the buildings were re-used from the. Brussels International Exposition of 1935. Which had been held on the same site. Every 25 years starting in 1855, Belgium had staged large national events to celebrate its national independence following the. However, the Belgian government under prime minister. Decided to forego celebrations in 1955 to have additional funding for the 1958 Expo. Expo 58 was the 11th World’s Fair hosted by Belgium, and the fifth in Brussels, following the fairs in 1888, 1897, 1910 and 1935. Since Expo 58, Belgium has not arranged any more world fairs. The site is best known for the. A giant model of a unit cell of an iron crystal each sphere representing an. More than 41 million visitors visited the site, which was opened with a call for world peace and social and economic progress, issued by. Notable exhibitions include the. , commissioned specifically for the location, was played back from 425 loudspeakers, placed at specific points as designed by. Another exhibition at the Belgian pavilion was the Congolese village that some have branded a. Officially the Kingdom of Belgium , is a. It is a small, densely populated country which covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres (11,787 sq mi) and has a population of about 11 million people. Straddling the cultural boundary between. Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups: the. Community, which constitutes about 59% of the population, and the. Population, which comprises 41% of all Belgians. Additionally, there is a small group of. Speakers who live in the. Area, and bordering Germany. It is divided into three regions and three communities, that exist next to each other. Its two largest regions are the Dutch-speaking region of. In the north and the French-speaking southern region of. Officially bilingual, is a mostly French-speaking. Within the Flemish Region. Exists in eastern Wallonia. Belgium’s linguistic diversity and related political conflicts are reflected in its. Were known as the. It once covered a somewhat larger area than the current. The region was called Belgica in Latin, after the. From the end of the. Until the 17th century, the area of Belgium was a prosperous and cosmopolitan centre of commerce and culture. From the 16th century until the. In 1830, when Belgium seceded from the. The area of Belgium served as the battleground between many European powers, causing it to be dubbed the “Battlefield of Europe, ” a reputation strengthened by both. Upon its independence, Belgium participated in the. And, during the course of the 20th century, possessed a number of. The second half of the 20th century was marked by rising tensions between the Dutch-speaking and the French-speaking citizens fueled by. Of Flanders and Wallonia. This continuing antagonism has led to several. Resulting in a transition from a unitary to a federal arrangement during the period from 1970 to 1993. Despite the reforms, tensions between the groups remain; the formation of a coalition government took 18 months following the June 2010 federal election. Belgium is a founding member of the. And a part of the trilateral. Its capital, Brussels, hosts several of the EU’s official seats as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as. Belgium is also a part of the. With an advanced high-income economy and is categorized as “very high” in the. What is a certificate of authenticity and what guarantees do you give that the item is authentic? 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- Year: 1958
- Composition: Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Belgium