|ISO 4217 code :||BEF|
Exchange rate :
1 EUR = 40.3399 BEF
The Belgian franc or Belgian franc was the currency of Belgium from 1832 to 2001 . In the German-speaking Community of Belgium it was called Franconia , in Germany and Austria it was mostly called Francs . The coins say Frank ( Dutch ) and Franc ( French ), and the banknotes also Francs ( German ).
The Belgian franc was introduced in 1832. It was created on the model of the French franc and was linked to it in a 1: 1 ratio for a long time, as Belgium was also a member of the Latin Monetary Union .
From 1922 Luxembourg was in a monetary union with Belgium ( UEBL ). The Belgian franc was also the official currency unit in Luxembourg, as was the Luxembourg franc in Belgium. There was a fixed exchange rate of 1: 1.
Before the introduction of the euro, the following denominations were in circulation:
- Coins: 50 centimes, 1, 5, 20, 50 francs
- Banknotes: 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 10000 francs
The following images show coins from the time of the Latin Monetary Union:
|20 francs (gold, 1871)|
|20 francs (silver, 1934)|
|5 francs (silver, 1873)|
|1 franc (cupernickel 1922)|
|10 centimes (cupronickel, 1906)|
|5 centimes (bronze, 1856)|
- National Bank of Belgium: Instructions for converting Belgian francs into euros
- The banknotes of Belgium
- Counterfeiting through the centuries , National Bank of Belgium